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Caitlin Mims

Published January 19, 2017


Caitlin Mims Research Area: Medieval Art and Material Culture of the Mediterranean
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Jones

Caitlin Mims joined the doctoral program in fall 2019 as a Patricia Rose Teaching Assistant. Working under Dr. Lynn Jones, Caitlin’s areas of interest are medicine and gender. Her doctoral research focuses on hysteria amulets and the boundary between the medical and magical in these objects during the Middle Byzantine period, focusing on the 10th century.

Caitlin graduated with her BA from the University of Tampa in 2016, earning magna cum laude in history with a minor in art history. She completed her MA in art history at Florida State University in 2019. Caitlin has received multiple fellowships and grants including a junior fellowship from the Library of Congress, an Ada Belle Winthrop-King Visual Arts endowment grant, College of Fine Arts Travel Grants, and Congress of Graduate Students Conference Presentation Support Grants. She has presented in symposia at the Newberry Library, the University of Toronto, and Florida State University. Her article, “The Identity and Reception of the Byzantine Croce degli Zaccaria,” was published in the 37th volume of the art history journal, Athanor.