Meryl F Bailey Curriculum Vitae

Education
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of History of Art, 2011.
Dissertation: “More Catholic than Rome: Art and Lay Spirituality at Venice’s Scuola di San Fantin, 1562-1605”, directed by Prof. Loren Partridge

M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of History of Art. 2006,
Thesis: “Poetry and Parody in Bronzino’s Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici as Orpheus”, directed by Prof. Loren Partridge

J.D., Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA), cum laude, 1993

A.B., Harvard College (Cambridge, MA), Dept. of Anthropology, summa cum laude, 1990

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor of Art History, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2012 -present
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2011-2012

Courses
Introduction to Western Art
The Italian Renaissance
Venice between East and West
Northern European Art
Baroque Art in Europe
The Art of Coexistence: Jewish, Islamic, and Christian Art in Medieval Spain
Seminar: Gender and the Western Visual Tradition
Seminar: The Image and the Law
Senior Seminar: Method and Theory in Art History

Publications and Research
Articles and essays:

Meryl Bailey, “Punishment as Brotherly Love: Antonio Zanchi’s Expulsion of the Profaners from the Temple and the Venetian Conforteria”, Artibus et Historiae, forthcoming 2016

Meryl Bailey, “La devozione delle confraternite, la Riforma cattolica e il ciclo del Purgatorio di San Fantin” (Confraternal Piety, Catholic Reform, and the Purgatory Cycle of San Fantin), Ateneo Veneto 1812-2012, bicentennial publication of the journal Ateneo Veneto, Venice, 2012, 211-242

Meryl Bailey, “Public Execution in Popular Verse: The Poems of Giulio Cesare Croce”, in The Art of Executing Well, ed. Nicholas Terpstra, Truman State University Press, 2009, 327-339

Meryl Bailey, “Salvatrix Mundi: Representing Queen Elizabeth I as a Christ Type”, Studies in Iconography 29 (2008): 176-215

Commissioned Reviews:

Review of Friendship and Sociability in Premodern Europe: Contexts, Concepts, and Expressions, edited by Amyrose McCue Gill and Sarah Rolfe Prodan, Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2014, in Quaderni d’Italianistica, forthcoming

Catalog and Exhibition Review of Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna, Sylvia Ferino-Pagden and Lynn Federle Orr, eds. Exh. cat. San Francisco and New York: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in association with Prestel, 2011; de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2011–February 26, 2012. caa.reviews (September 19, 2012), DOI: 10.3202/caa.reviews.2012.105

Conference Papers
“Collective Honor, Individual Shame: Art and Reputation in the Venetian Confraternal Milieu”, Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York, NY, February 2015

“Collaboration and Reciprocity in Late Sixteenth-Century Venice”, 2014 Annual Meeting, Renaissance Society of America, New York, NY, March 2014

Commiseratio: Leonardo Corona’s Passion Cycle and the Execution Ritual in Venice”, ANZAMEMS (Australia and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies) Biennial Conference, Melbourne, Australia, February 2013

"'The Stimulus of Vain Ambition': Individual Self-Promotion and Corporate Patronage in Early Modern Venice", Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York, NY, February 2011

“Life, Death, and Miracles: Images of Saint Jerome and the Construction of Confraternal Identity in Renaissance Venice”, 2009 Annual Meeting, Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, March 2009

“Confraternal Charity after the Council of Trent: The Purgatory Cycle at Venice’s Scuola di San Fantin”, Northern California Renaissance Conference, September 2008

“Praise and Parody in Bronzino’s Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici as Orpheus”, 2008 Annual Meeting, Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, March 2008

Academic and Pedagogical Development
Participant, “The Uses of Antiquity”, Council of Independent College/Kress Foundation Seminar, Smart Museum, Chicago, IL, July 2014, led by Dr. Rebecca Zorach (selected as one of twenty participants for a week-long teaching seminar funded by the Kress Foundation)

Participant, “Making and Meaning in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Europe (c. 1300-1625)”, Council of Independent College/Kress Foundation Seminar, Oberlin College, June 2012, led by Dr. Erik Inglis and Dr. Andria Derstine (selected as one of twenty participants for a week-long teaching seminar funded by the Kress Foundation)

Guest Lectures and Invited Lectures:
“Art and the Museum”, invited lecture for students in Liberal Studies 101 (The Human Enigma), Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University, 2012, 2013, 2015

Fellowships and Grants
Mills College Faculty Travel Award, 2012-13, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2009-2010

Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund Fellowship, 2009-2010 (declined)

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Predoctoral Grant for Independent Research on Venetian History and Culture, 2008-2009

Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2007-2008

Departmental and Teaching Fellowship, Dept. of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, 2003-2007

Awards and Honors
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, 2004-2005

Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 1990

Service and Community Initiatives
Study Abroad Committee, 2015 to present
Faculty Advisor, Art Themed Housing Community, 2015-2016
Member, Faculty Development Committee, Mills College, Fall 2014 to present
Member, Academic Standing Committee, Mills College, substituting for Moira Roth, Spring 2014
Faculty Advisor, Art Living/Learning Community (LLC), Mills College, 2013-14
Faculty Advisor for Mills College, Bay Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, De Young Museum, 2013 - present
Advisory Committee Member, Bay Area Student Showcase, De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2014 – present
Organizer and Moderator, Careers in Art History and Beyond, Career Panel sponsored by the Mills College Career Services Office, Alumnae Relations, and the Office of the Provost, November 20, 2013
Member, Course Credit Task Force, Mills College, 2012-2013

Professional Associations
Socio straniero, Ateneo Veneto, www.ateneoveneto.it
Member, College Art Association
Member, Renaissance Society of America
Member, Society for Confraternity Studies

Research Areas
Research and Teaching Interests: Italian and Spanish art; Venetian painting; criminal justice and visual culture; Sephardic art and culture; early modern confraternities; portraiture

Research Experience in Italy: Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Biblioteca Nazionale Marziana, Biblioteca Civica del Museo Correr, Archivio del Patriarcato di Venezia, Fondazione Cini, Biblioteca della Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Biblioteca del Senato di Roma