Michelle Oing

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Fifth Year
Medieval Art

Michelle Oing is a graduate student in the History of Art Department studying under Professor Jacqueline Jung. She received her B.A. in Art History from Brown University and her M.T.S. in the History of Christianity from Harvard Divinity School. Her dissertation argues for a more critical understanding of medieval and early modern conceptions of mimesis through an examination of a range of figural objects: bust reliquaries, moveable sculptures of Christ and the saints, mobile effigies, and puppets and automata.  Her dissertation is titled: “The Reliquary and the Puppet: Visual and Kinetic Mimesis in Medieval and Early Modern Sculpture