Micaela Kowalski

Field & Specialties

Early Modern Europe
Religion and the Reformation
Visual Culture
Global and Transregional History


Ph.D. Candidate, the University of Virginia (expected May 2022)

M.A. History, the University of Virginia (May 2018) 

B.A. History and Minor in Visual Fine Arts, Mount St. Mary's University (May 2016)

Passed qualifying exams in the following three fields: Early Modern Europe, Global History from 1492, and Prints and Printmaking in Early Modern Europe (May 2018) 

Current Research

Dissertation in progress: Envisioning New Worlds: The Visual Construction of Religious Difference in Early Modern German Print, 1491-1600

Awards & Honors

Stipendium durch die Dr. Günther Findel-Stiftung, Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel (Spring 2020) 

Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Virginia (Spring 2020)

DAAD Short Term Research Grant (Declined, Spring 2020)

NEH Summer Seminar Scholar, Newberry Library, Chicago IL (Summer 2019) 

UVA Rare Book School Fellow (2018-2019)

Lilly Graduate Fellow, Nineth Cohort (2016-2019) 

Courses Taught

Fall 2019: Early Modern Europe and the World (Teaching Assistant) 

Spring 2019: Reformation Europe (Teaching Assistant) 

Fall 2018: The Rise of Christianity (Teaching Assistant) 

Spring 2018: Supernatural Europe (Teaching Assistant) 

Fall 2017: Early African History through the Era of the Slave Trade (Teaching Assistant)