Mia Hafer

PhD Student
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Mia Hafer's research interests include representations of identity and otherness, and how markers of gender, sexuality, religion, and nationality inform medieval secular imagery. She primarily focuses on the later Middle Ages, exploring how the increased mobility of the time fueled a flourishing of representations of the exotic "other" both in manuscripts and other portable objects. Her secondary area of study examines the trade and production of walrus ivory objects in the Gothic era, interrogating how the understudied material would have been valued within the market at the time.

Fields of Study

Late Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books 
Cross-Cultural Exchange 
Medieval Gender and Sexuality


BA, Case Western Reserve University, Art History and Anthropology
MA, Case Western Reserve University, Art History

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