UT Tyler Department of Art and Art History
Dr. Bridget Sandhoff
Department: Department of Art & Art History
Building: ARC 116
DegreesPhD., The University of Iowa
Area: Art History
Bridget Sandhoff is a native of northwest Iowa who received her Ph.D. in ancient art history at The University of Iowa in 2007, under the supervision of Dr. Richard D. De Puma. She taught previously at The University of Iowa, Knox College (Illinois) and the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and has over ten years of teaching experience. Professor Sandhoff has worked at the American Academy in Rome as a visiting scholar (2005) and NEH seminar participant (2008). She has presented several papers at various conferences at the national and international level. Most recently, she has given papers at the Girls in Antiquity Conference hosted by the German Archaeological Institute (Berlin, Germany, 2010) and Second Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts hosted by ATINER (Athens, Greece, 2011). She has also published articles based on her dissertation research on androgyny in Etruscan art.
Her area of expertise is Etruscan art but she also specializes in the art of Egypt, the Aegean, Greece and Rome. Her research interests include gender issues (androgyny, role of women in ancient societies, masculine identity, sexuality and nudity), aesthetics/beauty in Etruria and Rome, ancient sport, mythology and antiquity in popular culture. She is recently examining the role of adolescent females in Etruscan society. Her secondary interest is medieval art, particularly the cult of the saints and Gothic architecture.