Education

  • PhD, Harvard University

Expertise

Medieval Art and Architecture; Stained Glass; Gender and Women's Studies

Selected Honors and Awards

American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Distinguished Senior Scholar Award, 2005
Tufts University Award for Distinguished Research, and Seymour Simches Award for Teaching and Advising, 2005
Named among 100 international scholars honored by the Group for Study and Research on Globalisations (GERM) for achievements in 2004
Bristol (England) honorary Doctor of Letters, 2000
The Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy, 1993
Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America (elected 1992)
John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy, 1981
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (elected 1980)
Honorary Phi Beta Kappa of Radcliffe College, 1977

Professional Memberships

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 2007)
International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines or CIPSH), an affiliate of UNESCO, President 2001-2004; scientific committee for its journal Diogène 2005-
Union Académique Internationale in Brussels: Delegate from the American Council of Learned Societies, 1984-present; President 1998-2001
International Center for Medieval Art, President 1984-87
Medieval Academy of America: President 1993-94

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Medieval Art in the West and its Audience, Aldershot, Hampshire: Variorum, 2001.
  • Reframing Medieval Art: Difference, Margins, Boundaries, Tufts University electronic book, 2001.
  • Visualizing Women in the Middle Ages: Sight, Spectacle and Scopic Economy, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001; Japanese translation by Kumiko Tanaka, Tokyo: Arina Shobo, for 2008.
  • Paintings on Glass: Studies in Romanesque and Gothic Monumental Art, Aldershot, Hampshire: Variorum, 1997.
  • Sumptuous Arts at the Royal Abbeys in Reims and Braine, Ornatus elegantiae, varietate stupendes, Princeton University Press, 1990
  • The Windows of Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevii, Great Britain II) London: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1981
  • "Putting the Judge in his P(a)lace: Pictorial Authority in the Sachsenspiegel," Österreichische Zeitschrift für Kunst und Denkmalpflege [Festschrift für Ernst Bacher], 54 (2000): 308-20.
  • "Iconoclasm and Iconophobia: Four Historical Case Studies." Diogenes 50 (2003): 99-114 (and "Iconclasme et iconophobie: quatre études de cas historiques," Diogène, 50 (2002): 119-34
  • "Unnatural Spectacles, Aristotelian Precepts, and the Construction of Gender around 1300," in L'Engle, Susan, and Gerald Guest. Tributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander: Making and Meaning in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. New York, NY: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2006, pp. 215-226.
  • "A Son's Gaze on Noah: Case or Cause of Viriliphobia?" in Comportamenti e Immaginario della Sessualità nell'alto Medioevo (Settimane di Studio della Fondazione Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo LIII), Spoleto: La Sede della Fondazione, 2006, pp. 981-1024.
  • "From the Self-Invention of the Whiteman in the Thirteenth Century to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," Different Visions, A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art 1, fall 2008.
  • "The Politics of Taste: An Historiography of "Romanesque" Art in the 20th Century," in Colum P. Hourihane ed., Romanesque, Art and Thought in the Twelfth Century: Essays in Honor of Walter Cahn, Princeton: Index of Christian Art, 2008, 57-81.

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