Micah-Shea McKibben successfully defended her MA thesis in art history, titled “Moving Beyond Beauty: Uncovering Sandro Botticelli’s Isis,” and graduated from The University of Alabama in December 2016.

McKibben graduated cum laude from the University of South Alabama’s Honors Program in 2012 with a B.A. in art history and a minor in history. Her undergraduate honors thesis was titled, “Knowing the Code, Analysis of Three Female German Expressionists.” As a graduate student, she specialized in 15th-century Renaissance Italy and early 20th-century art. In March 2016, she presented her research on Botticelli’s “Isis” at the South Central Renaissance Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, a regional conference of graduate students and professionals in Renaissance Studies.

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