Andrew Griebeler has received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in art history at USC after completing his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2019. He was a recipient of a three-year (2016-2019) David E. Finley Fellowship of the CASVA (Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts) intended for research and travel in Europe related to his dissertation on Byzantine manuscripts of herbal medicine. Andrew was also recently awarded a two-year fellowship (2014-2016) from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to pursue his dissertation research at the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florence. He won first prize in the 2012 student essay competition of the International Center of Medieval Art (New York, NY) for his paper: "Picturing Time and Eternity in Sixth-Century Ravenna."
Andrew described his experience of studying at Puget Sound as follows:
"I got my first taste of art history and of the artistic heritage of the medieval Mediterranean at the University of Puget Sound. As a direct result, I am currently completing a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Medieval Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Studying art history at Puget Sound provided me with the tools required to succeed in my current graduate program and in my research: a critical eye and an attention to detail, skills in written and oral communication, and an ability to evaluate and combine different kinds of evidence.
I am now completing my dissertation on the history of botanical illustration in Byzantium from antiquity to the early modern era. My research has taken me to libraries and museums throughout Europe. After earning my Ph.D., I hope to settle into a career in a museum, university, or library."