Timothy McCall, the new co-director of Gender and Women’s Studies, is also Associate Professor of Art History in the History Department. Tim’s research centers on Italian Renaissance art, and on visual intersections of power and gender more broadly. Both Dr. McCall’s teaching and research address issues of gender, particularly masculinity, in addition to histories of fashion, material culture, and sexuality. While Dr. McCall researches fifteenth-century Italy, his teaching stretches widely, and all of his courses, in various ways, engage to some extent with issues of gender and sexuality, particularly as they relate to art and visual culture. Dr. McCall hopes to see you at GWS Events, and encourages students interested in gender and sexuality to take his course “Gender, Sexuality, and Visual Culture.”
Tim was a year-long fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, in Florence. Together with Sean Roberts and Giancarlo Fiorenza, he co-edited the volume Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe, published by Truman State University Press in 2013. Dr. McCall’s forthcoming book, Brilliant Bodies, investigates the clothing, adornment, and bodies of men in Renaissance Italy. The first published work from this project is a 2013 I Tatti Studies article which was named article of the month for Feminae, the Medieval Women and Gender index. Forthcoming projects include “Renaissance Fashion Matters,” a state of the field essay on Renaissance clothing and fashion for Renaissance Quarterly, and a co-authored essay (with Sean Roberts) exploring Renaissance materiality – “Raw Materials and Object Lessons” – in a forthcoming Routledge History of the Renaissance.