Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Center for the Study of the Early Modern World

Jeffrey Muller

Professor of History of Art and Architecture
Research Interests Flemish Renaissance and Baroque Art, Peter Paul Rubens, Counter Reformation Art and Society, the Jesuit Global Strategy of Accommodation


Jeffrey Muller earned his Ph.D. in art history at Yale where he wrote a dissertation on the collection of Peter Paul Rubens. His interests in Flemish renaissance and baroque art expanded from there and embraced the question of how art made for the Counter Reformation changed society. Currently he is working on a new project about the Jesuit global strategy of accommodation. How did the Jesuits fashion their interactions with the diverse peoples from China to Peru whose souls they wished to save?