Sarah Bochicchio focuses on the intersection of art, fashion, and gender in early modern England, with a particular interest in the way images and objects shape conceptions of the self. In her research, she has studied the diplomatic ramifications of Elizabeth I’s wardrobe, how the late Stuart queens fashioned themselves in relation to Elizabethan imagery, and why Virginia Woolf was so fascinated by Elizabethan clothing.
Before coming to Yale, Sarah worked as a research assistant in European Paintings and European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the exhibition The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England. In addition to her academic and curatorial research, she is a freelance writer and cultural critic. She writes about historic and contemporary artists, as well as broader issues of fashion and image.
She holds a BA (Honors) from Brown University and an MSt from the University of Oxford, both in history.