Associate Professor, Art History
Julie Berger Hochstrasser earned her BA with Distinction in History of Art from Swarthmore College, and at the University of California Berkeley she completed the MA in Renaissance Art and the PhD in Baroque specializing in 17th-century Dutch Painting. She has held fellowships from Fulbright to the Netherlands, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts in Washington D.C., and the American Council of Learned Societies as Burkhardt Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her teaching addresses history and techniques of Dutch and Flemish painting, history of the print, and global issues in visual culture with special regard to Dutch colonial history. She is the author of Still Life and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age (Yale University Press, 2007), and articles on topics ranging from still life and landscape to the impact of Dutch visual culture throughout the world, in numerous anthologies including among others the Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek (1998 and 2001), The Low Countries and the New World(s) (2000), Symbols of Time in the History of Art (2002), Points of Contact: Crossing Cultural Boundaries (2004); Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, Politics (2005); Going Dutch: The Dutch Presence in America 1609-2009 (2008); Engaging with Nature: Essays on the Natural World in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (2008); Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art (2009); also essays in exhibition catalogues for the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Cleveland show Still-Life Paintings from the Netherlands 1550-1720 (1999) and the Frankfurt Städel Museum's Die Magie der Dinge: Stillebenmalerei 1500-1800 (2008). She has served on the Board of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, and serves currently on the Board of the American Association of Netherlandic Studies. For her current research project, "the Dutch in the World," she has circled the globe to investigate art and visual culture in key sites of early modern Dutch trade in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.