Dr. Mia M. Mochizuki, Assistant Professor and Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union and Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley is the recipient of a College Art Association (CAA) Publication Grant for her book, Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566-1672 (Ashgate). The CAA Publication Grant is a single award of $23,000 to a publisher for one book, either under contract or near contract, on a topic in art, art history, art theory or criticism, visual studies, or a related field; the book must make a significant original contribution to art scholarship and research.
Dr. Mochizuki received her Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University in 2001, where her study of the early Dutch Reformed Church after iconoclasm received the Theron Rockwell Field Prize for the best humanities dissertation in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Mochizuki has studied at Rijksuniversiteit Leiden in the Netherlands, and she holds a particular passion for the country's seventeenth century period. At the time, the Netherlands was a place of freedom of religion and worship and almost a proto-democracy as the only country without a monarch.