Professor of Early Modern Art History, University of Michigan

Patricia Simons is a Professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her books include The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe: A Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and the co-edited Patronage, Art, and Society in Renaissance Italy (Clarendon Press, 1987). Her studies of the visual and material culture of Early Modern Europe have been published in numerous anthologies and peer-review journals, ranging over such subjects as female and male homoeroticism, gender and portraiture, the cultural role of humour, and the visual dynamics of secrecy and of scandal.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Early Modern Art History, University of Michigan

Education

  • 1985 
    University of Melbourne, Ph.D.