Dra. Sophia Rochmes
Sophia Rochmes is a PhD student in Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she completed her MA in 2009 with a thesis on the iconography of power in a bishop's manuscript from Utrecht, ca. 1450. Her dissertation project, Color's Absence: Medium and Materiality in Burgundian Grisaille Manuscripts, is a study into the trend for, and period perceptions of, gray-toned manuscript images at the fifteenth-century Burgundian court.
Sophia is currently in Belgium on a Fellowship with the Belgian American Education Foundation and affiliated with Illuminare under Prof. Dr. Barbara Baert. She is also a Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography through the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, and co-organizer of the History of Books and Material Texts research group at UCSB. Previously, she has held fellowships at the Getty Research Institute and Utrecht University.