Suzie Hermán studies Early Modern art and architecture under the supervision of Professor Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann. Her dissertation considers art and architecture related to mercantile organizations such as the Hanse and the Dutch East and West India Companies with a focus on the Low Countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The working title of her dissertation is ‘The Art World of the Hanse: Places, Traces, and Institutions’.
Currently Suzie is guest researcher at Leiden University at the department for History (2019-2020). Her research interests include: art collecting, the correlation between art and politics, historiography, maritime history, mercantile organizations, the interplay between art and knowledge making, cross-cultural and cross-regional interactions, and global art history.
Suzie graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a research master Art Studies. Her thesis considered the patronage of Cardinal Tamás Bakócz (1442-1521) and its position in the historiography of the Hungarian Renaissance. She continued her research as a bursary at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. Suzie obtained her BA in Art History and honors program degree Art, Science, and Practice at the University of Amsterdam and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She also has an interest in contemporary art and before coming to Princeton Suzie worked internationally as curator of exhibitions, art projects, and public programs.