Assistant Professor of Art History:
M.A. Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Areas of Specialization: Northern Renaissance Art, Late Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture, Performance Art and Theory
Noa Turel’s research area is Early Modern and late medieval European art with a focus on Valois France and the Burgundian Netherlands. In her current work she draws on evidence at the intersection of the histories of art, theater, and science to explore the changing epistemology of pictorial representation over the period 1300-1600. Her publications include “Staging the Court: Auto-Iconicity and Female Authority around a 1478 Burgundian Nativity,” in Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles, eds. Juliana Dresvina and Nicholas Sparks, 343-74 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) and “Living Pictures: Rereading au vif 1350-1550,” Gesta, 50 (2): 163-82. She is currently completing the manuscript of her first book, Living Pictures: Realism as Animation in Early Netherlandish Painting.
Turel has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2006-2007 Stanislawa Kryszek Award from the Courtauld Institute of Art, a 2007-2011 Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship and the 2012 Margaret Mallory Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the 2011-2012 Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, and a 2012-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Getty Research Institute.
At UAB, she teaches courses in Renaissance, Baroque, and medieval art history. Prospective applicants for the M.A. program who are interested in any aspect of Early Modern and late medieval European art are encouraged to contact Dr. Turel.