Pamela Merrill Brekka

Assistant Professor, Art History
Ph.D., University of Florida
Phone: 813.974.2360
Office: FAH 252

Pamela Merrill Brekka specializes in Northern Renaissance and Baroque art. Her research interests include:  the history of cartography; infrared reflectography for the examination of underdrawings in paintings; Reformation era exegesis and the illustrated bible, and the history of Jewish art. Brekka's publications include:  "The ‘Living’ Tabernacle in the Antwerp Polyglot Bible," in eds. Walter Melion, et al., The Anthropomorphic Lens: Anthropomorphism, Microcosmism and Analogy in Early Modern Thought and Visual Arts (Leiden: Brill, 2014); "The Antwerp Polyglot Bible's 'New World Indian-Jew' Map as a Reflection of Empire," Imago Mundi: International Journal for the History of Cartography, vol. 63 (June 2011); "Pieter de Hooch," "Nicolaes Maes," "Pieter Brueghel the younger," and "Jan Breughel the elder," in ed. Christopher Baker, Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution 1600-1720 (Westport, 2002), and "An Early Netherlandish Adoration of the Magi," Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, vol. 59 (2000). She is the recipient of a Newberry Library Fellowship in the History of Cartography; was awarded a University of London scholarship in the History of Cartography (London Book School), and is a University Women's Club Scholar (University of Florida). At USF, Brekka teaches the History of Visual Arts I + II, and seminars in Renaissance Cartography, Northern Renaissance Art, and Dutch Baroque Art. She has taught at The University of Tampa, the University of Florida, and Hillsborough Community College, Ybor.