PROFESSOR EMERITA of ART HISTORY:
Received Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California at Santa Barbara, 1992
Area of specialization: Italian Renaissance painting, women patrons of art and architecture in 16th century Italy, and women artists of the 16th and 17th centuries. Professor McIver teaches courses in Northern and Italian Renaissance Art, Northern and Southern Baroque art, the Renaissance to Modern survey, Graduate and Undergraduate seminars on special topics; has directed and lectured for the UAB Study Abroad program in Italy on Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture.
She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the artistic patronage of women in northern Italy in the 16th Century for Artibus et Historiae, Sixteenth Century Journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Fortune and Romance: Boiardo in America, Beyond Isabella: Secular women patrons of art in Renaissance Italy, and Women and Portraits in Early Modern Europe. She is editor and contributor to Art and Music in the Early Modern Period, a book of essays published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. March 2003.
Professor McIver's most recent book, Women, Art, and Architecture in Northern Italy, 1520-1580: Negotiating Power, was published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. in March 2006. Reviews of this book have appeared in the Renaissance Quarterly (Winter 2006); Renaissance Studies (June 2007); and The Art Book (May 2008). It won the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women's award for the best book published in 2006. Her current research project, another book manuscript, focuses on women, secular architecture and material culture in early modern Rome.
She has received numerous UAB faculty research grants, Arts and Humanities Faculty Development Grants and two Provost's Faculty Development Grants to support her work on women patrons as well as a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant, two Kress Foundation Fellowships and two Renaissance Society of America Fellowships.