|Research Area: Eastern Medieval Mediterranean Art
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Jones
Sonia Dixon joins the doctoral program in 2018 as a Patricia Rose Fellow. She studies visual culture and identity in the eastern medieval Mediterranean (5th– 9th century). Her research interests include the transmission, appropriation, and adaptation of objects and iconographies across perceived cultural, ethnic, and religious “boundaries.”Sonia received her Bachelor’s degree in Art History in 2012 from Middle Tennessee State University. After she completed her MA in Museum and Cultural Heritage from FSU in 2016, she conducted field work in rock-cut churches in Cappadocia, Turkey, assisting Dr. Lynn Jones in her research. In 2016, Sonia presented at the 20th New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at New College of Florida in Sarasota and hosted a gallery lecture for the Ink, Silk and Gold exhibit at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. In 2017, she taught History of Western Art II and History of Non-Western Art at The Art Institute of Tampa. Sonia is also a commissioned officer in the Florida Army National Guard.