Jennifer Morris

Ph.D., 2014


Jennifer Morris studies the art of Northern and Central Europe in the early modern period, with a particular focus on 16th-century Germany. Although her interests range from book culture and the global exchange of art to collecting practices and the Habsburgs, she is particularly fascinated by the Protestant Reformation. In this vein, her dissertation, “Art, Astrology, and the Apocalypse: Visualizing the Occult in Post-Reformation Germany” looks at the connections between Lutheran theologians, humanists, and artists in early modern Germany vis-à-vis the production of so-called occult imagery related to Hermeticism, Cabala, and astrology. 

Jennifer graduated from Duke in 2008 with an A.B. in art history and earned her M.A. at Princeton in 2011.  She was the Kress Institutional Fellow at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich for 2012–14.