Beata Niedzialkowska teaches courses in Northern Renaissance Art, Medieval Manuscripts, Baroque Art, and Contemporary Art.
She received her M.A. in Italian Renaissance art and her Ph.D. in Northern Renaissance art from the University of Iowa. Her area of specialization is art of Northern Europe and Poland in the Late Middle Ages. She is interested in the influence of Flemish art in Poland, female artistic patronage, and devotional imagery of late medieval Poland. She has given talks on Queen Elizabeth of Habsburg’s, of the Jagiellonian Dynasty, artistic patronage and published a paper “The Grieving Mother: The Virgin of Sorrows Altarpiece in Krakow” in Medieval Perspectives in 2007. She continues to study Elizabeth of Habsburg’s artistic commissions in Krakow, Poland where she conducts her research. Her most recent project examines the golden reliquary of St. Stanislaus of Poland as it reflects the political and religious aspirations of the royal Jagiellonian family.