Mateusz Ferens

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate; Lecturer

Pronouns: he/him/his


Virtual Office Hours: TBA, and by appointment.


Curriculum Vitae

B.A. San Diego State University, 2010
M.A. University of California, Riverside, 2015

My interests range from early-Christian to early-Modern art of the Eastern Mediterranean. I explore the histories, theories, and material culture of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and cultural exchange between the Latin West, Byzantium, and the Islamic States. My 2015 publication focused on the Painter’s Manual of Dionysius of Fourna with regard to his use of foreign models and problems of their interpretation. My recent topics of research include Athonite print-culture, iconology, and new interpretations of early-Christian iconography. I concentrate on Slavic and Balkan artistic development under Byzantine and Ottoman rule where I investigate issues of cultural hybridity, diaspora, and identity.

ART HIST 303: Heroes and Villains

Primary Advisor(s)
Thomas E. A. Dale