Maria F. Maurer

Maria Maurer

Assistant Professor of Art HistoryPhillips Hall  318
(918) 631-2733

Maria Maurer offers courses in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art history. Her research focuses on intersections between image, space, and gender in Italian art of the sixteenth century. She is particularly interested in the ways in which artists and visitors experienced works of art and used them to construct gender identities. She is also interested in using critical theory to investigate and understand the art of the Renaissance. She is currently at work on a book-length project on Palazzo del Te, a sixteenth-century palace created by the artist Giulio Romano, and its continued use as space in which ideal masculinity was created, enacted, and negotiated.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • PhD, Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 2013
  • MA, Art History, University of Louisville, May 2006
  • BS, International Business, Saint Louis University, May 2003

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Professional Affiliations

  • College Art Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Sixteenth Century Society

Courses Taught at TU

  • Survey of Art History I (ARTH 2203)
  • Italian Renaissance Art (ARTH 4313)
  • Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Painting (ARTH 4353)
  • Art in Medieval/Early Modern Mediterranean (ARTH 4803, 6803)

Awards & Recognition

  • Anna L. Holmquist Fellowship, Indiana University, 2011-2012
  • Samuel H. Kress Dissertation Fellowship of the Society of Architectural Historians, 2009-2010
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Summer 2008


  • “The Trouble with Pasiphae: Engendering a Myth at the Gonzaga Court”
    Reception of Antiquity, Receptions of Gender, edited by Alison Poe and Marice Rose. Accepted by Brill.