Kirk Ambrose



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Kirk Ambrose


Department of Art & Art History

318 UCB


University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado 80309-0318

USA

303-492-3577



kirk.ambrose@colorado.edu


Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor



Ph.D. in the History of Art 1999

Dissertation Advisors: Ilene Forsyth and Elizabeth Sears



M.A. in the History of Art 1994
McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Studied French literature 1991-1992



Goethe Institut, Düsseldorf, Germany

Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache 1990

Goethe Prize 1990


Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

B.A. Art History 1990


Academic positions


University of Colorado Boulder

Department of Art & Art History



Professor, 2014-

Associate Professor, 2009-2014

Assistant Professor, 2001-2009

Instructor, 1999-2001

Courtesy appointment to Classics Department, 2012-present

Faculty appointment to Environmental Design, 2011-16


Administrative Positions

College Art Association, New York City

Editor-In-Chief, The Art Bulletin, 2013-2016

Editor Designate, The Art Bulletin, 2012-2013


University of Colorado Boulder

Chair, Dept. of Art and Art History, 2012-16

Associate Chair for Art History, Dept. of Art and Art History, 2011-2012

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of Art and Art History, 2008-2010


Publications (*Indicates Peer-Reviewed)


Single-Author volumes



* The Marvellous and the Monstrous in the Sculpture of Twelfth-Century Europe. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2013.
* The Nave Sculpture of Vézelay: The Art of Monastic Viewing. Studies and Texts 154. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2006.

Co-edited volume

Robert Maxwell and Kirk Ambrose, eds. Current Directions in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies. Studies in the Visual Culture of the Middle Ages 5. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. [Invited by press]



Journal Articles & Book Chapters


Editorial Note: “The Art Bulletin’s Next Century.” The Art Bulletin 96 (2014): 7.
“Appropriation.” The Art Bulletin 94, no. 2 (2012): 169-71. [Invited by Editor-in-Chief]
* “Influence.” Studies in Iconography 33 (2012): 197-206.
* “Male Nudes and Embodied Spirituality in Romanesque Sculpture.” In Meanings of Nudity in Medieval Art. Edited by Sherry Lindquist, 65-83. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.
* “Attunement to the Damned of the Conques Tympanum.” Gesta 50, no. 1 (2011): 1-17.
* “Viollet-le-Duc’s Judith at Vézelay: Romanesque Sculpture Restoration as (Nationalist) Art.” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 10, no. 1 (2011): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org [9,009 words]
Review article of Optical Media, by Friedrich Kittler, translated by Anthony Enns (Cambridge: Polity, 2010) in The Art Bulletin 93, no. 1 (2011): 110-13. [Invited by Book Review Editor]
* “‘Cunningly Hidden’: Invisible and Forgotten Relics in the Romanesque Work of Art.” In Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Objects in Global Perspective: Translations of the Sacred. Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Jennifer Jahner, 79-96. New York: Palgrave, 2010.
Robert Maxwell and Kirk Ambrose, “Romanesque Sculpture Studies at a Crossroads.” In Current Directions in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies. Edited by Maxwell and Ambrose, 1-22. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010.

* “Imagining Savage Piety at St.-Paul-de-Varax.” Studies in Iconography 29 (2008): 1-22.
* “The Sense of Sight in the Book of Kells.” Source: Notes in the History of Art 27, no. 1 (2007): 1-9.
* “The ‘Mystic Mill’ Capital at Vézelay.” In Wind and Water: Medieval Fluid Technologies. Penn State Medieval Studies, vol. 15. Edited by Steven A. Walton, 235-58. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006.
* “Samson, David, or Hercules? Ambiguous Identities in some Romanesque Lion-Fighter Sculptures.” Konsthistorisk tidskrift 62, no. 3 (2005): 131-46.
* “Two Cases of Female Cross-Undressing in Medieval Art and Literature.” Source: Notes in the History of Art 23, no. 3 (2004): 7-14.
* “Visual Poetics of the Cluny Hemicycle Capital Inscriptions.” Word & Image 20, no. 2 (2004): 155-64.
* “The Fall of Simon Magus on a Capital at Vézelay.” Gazette des Beaux-Arts, ser. 6, 137 (2001): 151-166.
* “A Visual Pun at Vézelay: Gesture and Meaning on a Capital Representing the Fall of Man.” Traditio 55 (2000): 105-123 & plates.
Encyclopedia Entries, Catalogue Entries, and other Publications
* “Romanesque.” Bibliographic essay for Oxford Bibliographies Online (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). [approximately 9500 words]
* “Algarve”; “Jurgis Baltrušaitis”; and “Twelfth-Century Renaissance.” In The Grove

Encyclopedia of Medieval Art. Edited by Colum Hourihane et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. [updated texts for online version in 2013]
“Some Romanesque Monuments of Northern Portugal.” Online exhibition for the International Center of Medieval Art (2009): http://www.medievalart.org
“Traditionalism at Rio Mau (Portugal).” AVISTA Forum Journal: Medieval Technology, Science & Art 18 (2008).
Corporeal Fantasy: Artifice on a Capital from Moutiers-Saint-Jean.” AVISTA Forum Journal: Medieval Technology, Science, & Art 17 (2007).
“Cranbrook Academy of Art.” In The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2006), 667.
Co-authored with Kim Dickey. “The Earth and the Earthly,” in Because the Earth Is 1/3 Dirt, Ceramics Exhibition Catalogue, University of Colorado Museum of Art (Boulder: CU Art Museum, 2004), 32-37.
“Germany: Romanesque,” in the Encyclopedia of Sculpture. 3 vols., ed. A. Boström (New York: Routledge, 2004), 2:638-41.
“Was Vézelay’s maior ecclesia a Pilgrimage Church?” AVISTA Forum Journal: Medieval Technology, Science, & Art 13, no. 2 (2003): 54.
Translations
From French

Jérome Bâschet, “Iconography beyond Iconography: Relational Meanings and Figures of Authority in the Sculptures of Souillac.” Trans. with R. Maxwell in Current Directions in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies (2010), 23-45.


From German

Martin Büchsel, “The Status of Sculpture in the Early Middle Ages: Liturgy and Paraliturgy in the Liber miraculorum sancte Fidis.” (pp. 47-59) & Andrea von Hülsen-Esch, “Romanesque Sculpture in Italy: Form, Function, and Cultural Practice.” (pp. 169-184) Trans. with R. Maxwell in Current Directions in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies (2010).


From Latin

* “A Medieval Food List from the Monastery of Cluny.” Gastronomica 6, no. 1 (2006): 14-20.
Book Reviews
Of Sirens and Centaurs: Medieval Sculpture at Exeter Cathedral, by Alex Woodcock (Exeter, UK: Impress Books, 2013) [in progress for Speculum, submission deadline of June 10]
Palace of the Mind: The Cloister of Silos and Spanish Sculpture of the Twelfth Century, by Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012), Hispanic Research Journal [slated to appear in October 2014]
La deuxième fille de Cluny: Grandeurs et misères de Saint-Martin-des-Champs, by Alain Mercier (Grenoble: Glénat, 2012), Speculum 88 (2013): 1128-30
Italian Medieval Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters, by Lisbeth Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Jack Soultanian; with contributions by Richard Y. Tayar (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010), Studies in Iconography 33 (2012): 271-73.
The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts, by Margot Fassler (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), caa.reviews (2011): http://www.caareviews.org
Bildhauerkunst des Mittelalters: Botschaften in Stein, by Wolfgang Metternich (Darmstadt: Primus Verlag, 2008), Mediaevistik 23 (2010): 414-15.
L’image à l’époque gothique, 1140-1280, by Jean Wirth (Paris: Cerf, 2008), Mediaevistik 23 (2010): 562-63.
Romanesque Architectural Sculpture, by Meyer Schapiro, ed. and with an introduction by Linda Seidel, The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2006), Speculum 84 (2009): 1106-07.
Les stalles de la cathédrale Notre-Dame d’Amiens: Histoire, iconographie, by Kristiane Lemé-Hébuterne (Paris: Beau livre, 2007), Catholic Historical Review 95 (2009): 364-66.
Sainte-Marie "La Daurade" à Toulouse: Du sanctuaire paléochrétien au grand prieuré clunisien medieval, by Jacqueline Caille, with Quitterie Cazes (Paris: Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 2006), Speculum 83 (2008): 967-69.
That Old Pride of the Men of the Auvergne”: Laity and Church in Auvergnat Romanesque Sculpture, by Avital Heyman (London: Pindar Press, 2005), Speculum 82 (2007): 449-50.
The Art of Healing: Painting for the Sick and the Sinner in a Medieval Town, by Marcia Kupfer (Penn State Press: University Park, 2003), Catholic Historical Review 93 (2007): 150-51.
Simon Magus in Patristic, Medieval, and Early Modern Traditions, by Simon Alberto, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, vol. 125 (Leiden: Brill, 2005), The Medieval Review (2007): http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/tmr/
The Allegory of the Church: Romanesque Portals and Their Verse Inscriptions, by Calvin Kendall (University of Toronto Press: Toronto, 1998), Studies in Iconography 22 (2001): 177-80.
The Cistercians in Medieval Art, by James France (Cistercian Publications: Kalamazoo, MI, 1998), The Medieval Review (1999): http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/tmr/


Museum Exhibition Co-Curated



American West: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Permanent Collection

CU Art Museum, February 7 to May 10, 2014

Co-curated with Stephen Martonis

Selected Works in progress



Courting Desire: Romanesque Sculpture in Portugal (monograph/website project)
A Society of Women: Artists in Boulder, 1898-1950 (catalogue & exhibition)

Awards and Fellowships




National

Samuel H. Kress Book Subvention, For The Nave Sculpture of Vézelay: The Art of Monastic Viewing, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York, NY, 2005



Medieval Academy of America Book Subvention, For The Nave Sculpture of Vézelay: The Art of Monastic Viewing, The Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, 2005

Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2001-2002


Georges Lurcy Fellowship, The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust, New York, NY, 1997-1998
J. William Fulbright Fellowship (declined), The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Washington, D.C., 1997-1998
Finalist, Chester Dale Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, D.C., 1997-1998
CARA Fellowship (declined), The Medieval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, Summer 1995

University



University of Colorado, Boulder
Kayden Research Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, 2013 (co-principal: Professor Davide Stimilli [GSLL])
LEAP Associate Professor Growth Grant, Office of Faculty Affairs, 2012-13
Kayden Research Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, 2012
Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011 (Fall)
Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011 (Spring)
Faculty Fellowship, Council on Research and Creative Work, 2010-2011
Visiting Scholar/Artist Grant (for Professor Elizabeth Sears, University of Michigan),

Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 2009


Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, 2009
International Travel Grant, Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 2007
Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, 2006
Junior Faculty Development Award, Council on Research and Creative Work, 2004-2005
Visiting Scholar/Artist Grant (for Professor Patricia Mathews, Oberlin College), Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 2004
Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, 2003


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Horace H. Rackham Travel Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1999
Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1998-1999
Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (declined), Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1997-1998
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1996
Arthur Thurnau Fellowship (Research on Sinai project), Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Fall 1993, Fall 1994, & Fall 1996

Horace H. Rackham Travel Fellowship (To attend archeological seminar in India)

Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1993


Departmental

Computing Committee Grant, Department of Art & Art History, CU, Boulder, 2006


Faculty Development Award, Department of Art & Art History, CU, Boulder, 2004
Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996
Invited Lectures & Papers
“Why did Gervais Launay see blood at St-Gilles (Montoire-sur-le-Loir)?” The Courtauld Institute, London, October 8, 2014
“Cave Paintings.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, June, 2014
“An (Il)legible Capital from Moutiers-Saint-Jean.” Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York City, March 14, 2013
“Christian Blood in Nineteenth-Century Art History.” Sang Sacré: Conflicting Associations in French Art, Pratt Institute, New York City, Feb. 12, 2013
“An (Il)legible Capital from Moutiers-Saint-Jean.” Invited speaker for The Fourth Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium: The Art of Sculpture 1100-1550: Sculptural Reception, University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia Museum of Art, November 2, 2012
The Art Bulletin.” Mellon Research Initiative: Publishing and the PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York City, October 18, 2012
“‘Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth’: Gesture and Sound among the Damned of Conques.” Double Stories – Double Lives: Reflecting on Textual Objects in the Pre-Print World, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 15, 2012
“Medium as Message: Mixtures on a Monster Capital at Vézelay.” Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, January 31, 2012
“Death and the Afterlife.” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Oct. 28, 2011
“Cross-Dressing Saints.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, February 25, 2011
“Authentic Fakes.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, December 16, 2010
“Cave Paintings.” Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, November 9, 2010
“Viollet-le-Duc’s Interpolation of Judith at Vézelay: Fashioning Nationalism through Sculptural Restoration.” The Branner Forum, Columbia University, New York, March 25, 2010
“The Interpolation of Judith at Vézelay.” Invited speaker for symposium co-sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art and the Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, October 2, 2009
“Imagining Savage Piety in Romanesque Sculpture.” The Power Institute Foundation for Art & Visual Culture, University of Sydney, Australia, August 4, 2009
“Imagining Savage Piety in Romanesque Sculpture.” University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, March 9, 2009
“Santiago de Compostela and the Medieval Art of Pilgrimage.” Denver Art Museum, April 20, 2008
“Imagining Savage Piety at St-Paul-de-Varax.” Archaeological Institute of America, Boulder, CO, December 10, 2007
“‘Seized by an Invisible Love’: Cluniac Appropriations from Byzantine Art.” Symposium of the Hellenic-American Association of Colorado, Denver, November 13, 2005
“The ‘Mystic Mill’ Capital at Vézelay: Machines, Male Bodies, and Metaphors of Cognition.” University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dec. 1, 2005
“The Uses of Antiquity in Renaissance Art.” Colorado Academy of Art, Boulder, May 13, 2005
“The ‘Mystic Mill’ Capital at Vézelay.” Wind and Water: the Medieval Mill, Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Pennsylvania State University, April 16, 2004
“Models of Time in Art History: The Cases of Aby Warburg and Fritz Saxl.” Seminar led at the Department of Art History, University of Arizona, Tucson, Oct. 10, 2003
“Decapitation in Romanesque Sculpture.” Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, Sept. 17, 2003
“Tombs of Saints, Tombs of Sinners: Archeological Problems at Vézelay.” Archaeological Institute of America, Boulder, CO, November 18, 2002
“Symbolism and Historicism in Monastic Sculpture.” The Cloisters Museum, New York, June 1, 2002
“Sainte-Foy of Conques and the ‘Pilgrimage Thesis.’” Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, April 1, 2001
“Capital Programmatics at Vézelay.” Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, March 24, 2000
“Visual Puns at Vézelay.” Indiana University, Bloomington, April 4, 1999
“Hair-Pulling and Decapitation: Capital Programmatics at Romanesque Vézelay.” Medieval Symposium in Honor of Professor Ilene Forsyth’s Retirement, University of Michigan, October 11, 1997

Conference Participation




Sessions Chaired



Sculpture on the Edge, 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan,

May 12, 2007


The Religious Power of the Material World, Shifting Frontiers VII: The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity, Boulder, CO, March 24, 2007
Beyond Typology: Old Testament Themes in Medieval Art. 40th International Congress on Medieval

Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 7, 2005


Romanesque Sculpture Studies: Where Are We Now? College Art Association (CAA),

Seattle, Washington, February 20, 2004 (co-presider: Professor Robert Maxwell)


Selected Conference Papers
Roundtable Respondent to Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things, CU Boulder, October 25, 2014
Invited roundtable participant on The Art Bulletin’s Digital Future? College Art Association (CAA), Chicago, IL, Feb. 13, 2014
Invited roundtable participant on getting work published. College Art Association (CAA), Chicago, IL, Feb. 13, 2014
“Isaac’s Touch.” BABEL conference on the post-disciplinary university, Boston, September 20, 2012 {did not attend; paper read by colleague]
“Repetition, Difference, and Objecthood in Romanesque Sculpture Ensembles of Burgundy.” International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10, 2012
Invited roundtable participant for session entitled, “Centers and Peripheries: Evaluating the Place of Musicology and Art History in Medieval Studies.” Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, St. Louis, MO, March 22, 2012
“Attunement to the Damned of the Conques Tympanum.” International Medieval Congress, Leeds (UK), July 13, 2011
“Influence.” 45th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 14, 2010
“Traditionalism at Rio Mau (Portugal)” 43rd International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 2008
“Turning the Corner: Synkinesis and Heterokinesis on Some Romanesque Capitals.” 42nd International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May, 2007
“Hybridism as Allegoresis in Some Romanesque Sculptures of Lion Fighters.” 40th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 8, 2005
“Was Vézelay’s maior ecclesia a Pilgrimage Church?” 38th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10, 2003
“Cluny and the Cult of Saints at Vézelay.” 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 3, 2002
“A Cross-Dressing Saint at Vézelay.” Fellows’ Colloquium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 19, 2002
“Time, Ornament, and Program at Vézelay.” American Comparative Literature Association, Boulder, Colorado, April 21, 2001
“Visual Poetics of the Cluny Hemicycle Inscriptions.” 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6, 2000
“Visual Puns at Vézelay.” 26th Annual Conference of the Midwest Art History Society, Detroit Institute of Arts, March 19, 1999
“Hair-Pulling and Decapitation: Capital Programmatics at Romanesque Vézelay.” College Art Association (CAA), Los Angeles, California, February 11, 1999
“Gestural Ambiguity in Burgundian Romanesque Sculptures of the Fall.” 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 7, 1998
“An Historiographical Analysis of Aby Warburg’s Pathosformel.” Department representative to the 22nd Ohio Area Student Symposium, University of Notre Dame, April 13, 1996
“Barking Dogs and Conversing Apostles: The Representation of Speech in the Central Tympanum of Vézelay.” Department representative to the 29th Annual Graduate Student Seminar, The Art Institute of Chicago, April 23, 1994
“Technique and Tradition: Establishing Guidelines for the Chronology of the Caves of Ajanta.” 22nd Annual Southeast Asian Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 1993

Service

Professional


Book Review Editor, Speculum (Medieval Academy of America), 2014-2017


Publications Committee, College Art Association (CAA), 2013-2016 (ex officio)

Editorial Board, The Art Bulletin (CAA), 2012-2017



Nominator for MacArthur Awards, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2013


Juror for art show sponsored by American Institute of Architects, Denver Chapter, 2013


Participant in the national review of curriculum framework for Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in Art History, 2012




Board of Review Editors, The Medieval Review, 2011-13




Chair, Programs & Lectures Committee, International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA), 2009-12




Editorial Reviewer for Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 14th ed., 2012

Editorial Reviewer for Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren, Art History, 4th ed. (Pearson/Prentice Hall), 2010


Juror, Samuel H. Kress Foundation Awards for the ICMA, 2010

Review Panel for art history, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 2007




Organizing Committee for the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society in Boulder, Colorado, 2007-08 [conference held April, 2008]




Board of Directors, International Center of Medieval Art, 2006-2009




Editorial Reviewer for Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 13th ed.




Nominating Committee, International Center of Medieval Art, 2002-2003

Reviewed articles for the following journals: The Art Bulletin; Gesta (four times); The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes; Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide; and Viator


Reviewed book manuscripts for the following presses: Dumbarton Oaks/Harvard University Press; Penn State Press (three times)
Reviewer of tenure and promotion case, xxxx University
Reviewer of tenure and promotion case, xxxx University

Campus & Extra-Departmental

Executive Advisory Council, Graduate School, 2013-2016


Arts & Sciences Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 2012-15

Subcommittees: exploring school models at other universities (2012); examining ways to improve student retention rates (2013)


Search Committee for Director of the new school of the arts, College of Arts & Sciences, 2013-14
Search Committee for CU Art Museum Director, 2013
Consultant for Media Studies Subcommittee, CMCI, 2013
Committee to realize monument for CU’s Nobel Laureates on Pearl Street Mall, 2012-present
ICJMT Committee on Performing the Archive, 2012
ICJMT Committee on Experiential Design, 2012
ICJMT Committee on Creativity, 2012
Roser Grant Committee, 2012-present
Environmental Studies Visioning Committee, 2012-13
Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Music, 2012-13
Chair, Search Committee for Curator of Asian Art, CU Art Museum, 2012-13
ENVD PUEC [tenure transfer for Environmental Design from CAP)], 2011-13
Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities (GCAH), 2011-12
Faculty Director for Arts and Humanities, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program (FTEP) for early career faculty, University of Colorado, 2011-present
Advisory Board, Center for Western Civilization, 2011-present
Advisory Board, CU Art Museum, 2010-present
Co-led session for CU Freshman, “What Your Professors Wish You Knew.” Oct. 29, 2011
Beverly Sears Grant Committee, Graduate School, 2010, 2012
Authored multiple wall labels for CU Art Museum, 2010-present
Co-led a session entitled, “Surviving Tenure,” for the LEAP program, 2010
Executive Committee, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2009-2012
Advisory Board, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2009-2012
Program Review Committee for Historical Inquiry (Cluster G of PRP), 2009
Search Committee for an Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, 2008
Strategic Planning Committee, CU Art Museum, 2008
Search Committee for a Collections Manager, CU Art Museum, 2008
Colorado Collections Committee, 2006-2010
Board, Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2006-2009
Office of Discrimination and Harassment Review Committee, 2003-2009

Reviewer for Kayden Book Award, 2003, 2004



Departmental
Search Committee for Administrative Assistant III, 2013
Executive Committee, 2011-12
Merit Review Committee, 2011-12
Chair of Primary Unit Evaluation Committee (PUEC) for Assistant Professor J.P. Park’s comprehensive review, 2011
Primary Unit Evaluation Committee (PUEC) for Assistant Professor James Cordova’s comprehensive review, 2011
Chair of Primary Unit Evaluation Committee (PUEC) for Assistant Professor Diliana Angelova’s comprehensive review, 2010
Search Committee for Office Manager, 2010
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (chair), 2008-2010

Executive Committee, 2008-2010 (ex officio)


Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2008-2010 (ex officio)
Diversity Committee, 2008-2009
Faculty Mentor to Assistant Professor J.P. Park, 2008-2013
Post-Tenure Review Committee for Professor Deborah Haynes, 2008-2009
Merit Review Committee, 2008-2009
Area Coordinator for Art History, 2007-2010
Chair, Search Committee for a Historian of Contemporary Art, 2007-2008
Chair, Search Committee for a Historian of Asian Art, 2006-2007
Merit Review Committee, 2006-2007
Edited Departmental Website, 2006
Executive Committee, 2005
Organized 2nd Graduate Student Symposium, March 11-12, 2005
Self-Study Committee for Program Review, 2004-2005
Merit Review Committee, 2003-2004
Computing Committee, 2003-2006
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2002-2005







Teaching


Courses taught at the University of Colorado



Undergraduate

Art & Illness in the Middle Ages, Art of the Crusades, Byzantine Art, Capstone Seminar, Functions of the Sacred in Medieval Art, Medieval Art Survey, Critical Topics in Medieval Art History, Medieval Manuscripts, Origins of Gothic Architecture, Public Art in the Middle Ages, Romanesque Sculpture, Saints and Sanctity, Theories of Art History, World Art I & II


Graduate

Narrative in Medieval Art, Medieval Theories of Art, Monstrous and Grotesque, Teaching Practicum, Theories of Art History, Theories of Ornament, Visiting Scholars



Student Advising



M.A. Theses Directed

2008 Leila Armstrong, “The Spatialization of Jerusalem during the Early Muslim Period.”

(co-directed with Professor Claire Farago)

2006 Roxana Raska, “Analysis of an Ivory Relief in the Colorado Collections.” (Musuem Studies)

2000 Christine Dupont-Patz, “The Book of Cerne and the Embodiment of Stylistic Variances.”
Ph.D. Theses Advised

2013 Juliette Bourdier, “Le voyageur infernal medieval: Émergence d’une subjectivité auctoriale.” (Dept. of French & Italian)

2012 Dawn Fleurette Colley, “Reclaiming Reason: Chaucer’s Prose and the Path to Autonomy.” (Dept. of English)
M.A. Theses Advised
2014 Alex Creighton. “Robert Smithson in Space: Science Fiction in the Gallery and Beyond.”

Giustina Renzoni.

2013 Rachel Hawthorn. “Making Worlds: Representing Experience in Contemporary Romani Art.”

Claire LaRose. “Persuasive Threads, Persistant Shadows: The Cannonesses of Le Vergini and their Illuminated Chronicle.”

Stefani Shulte. “The Surrealistic Art of Phyllis Hutchinson Montrose: Modern Art, Minor History, and Gender in the American West.

Caleb Zúñiga. “Constructing Relational Identities: The Trope of Chichimec in New Spain 1526-1653.”

2012 Lindsey O’Connor. “Sites of Possibility: Political Subjectivity and Processes of Self- Representation in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas”

2010 Karen Brooks, “On Making and Breaking Spectacles: The American West as Museum Display”

Tricia Robson, “From Merz to Metabolism: Viewer Response to the Artwork of Kurt Schwitters and Jonathan Meese

Aubrey Wilder, “San Miguel del Milagro: Cross-Currents of Devotion in Colonial Tlaxcala”

2009 Lindsey Mikash, “Nature, Culture, Spirituality: Land Art as an Embodiment of Sacred Space”

Melissa Palombi, “Archimboldo e l’ambiante Milanese”

2006 Heather Bowling, “Helena and Fausta: Empress Portraits and Imperial Authority in the House of Constantine”

Brian Sahotsky, “The propaganda of the Emperor Maxentius: An Expansion of Roman Architectural Topography”

2005 Hannah Dunn, “Making the Personal Political: Reflexivity as Neo-Feminist Activism in Brit-Art and Chick-Lit”

Russ Gabriel, “The Spiritual Couple in Art: A Comparative Study of Three Artworks Using Examples from India, Europe, and America”

2004 James Christian, “Art in Mongol occupied Russia: an examination of the lack of artistic exchange within the Mongol Empire”

Dan Jacobs, “Anatomy Acts: Performing the Corpse”

2003 Derek Dollahite, Artistic responses to 9/11 attacks. Web-based project

2002 Sharon Dilustro, “The Spiritual Significance of the Virgin Mary in Kiki Smith's Body Art”

Carol Parenteau, “The Codex Veytia (1755): Site of Cultural Translation”

2001 Molly Kuenstner, “Figuring Frida: Identity Formation in the Life and Art of Frida Kahlo”

Daniel McReynolds, “The Colonnade of the Louvre: The Function of the Author within the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns”

2000 Maureen Corey, “The Re-Inscription of Female Identity: An Analysis of Self-Imaging in Sixteenth Century Italy”
M.F.A. Theses Committee Member

2015 Judd Schiffman (Ceramics)

2014 Mike Gross (Department of English, Creative Writing)

2014 Jason Garcia (Painting)

2002 Michelle Ferris (Sculpture)
Undergraduate Honors Theses Directed

2008 Kristen Kersch Contemporary Chilean Artists

2005 Matthew Westerby Cistercian Architectural Sculpture

2000 Emilia Pietrowicz Crusader Art in Palestine


Undergraduate Honors Theses Advised

2013 Lisa Ridge (Classics) Cult of Artemis

2011 Corrine Kannenberg (History) Medieval semiotics

2010 Klew Williams (Painting)

2009 Jessica Walters (Painting)

2004 Mario Fresquez (Classics) Frescos of Pompeii

2001 Michael Sandoval (History) Early American Political Art
Independent studies supervised

2008 Robert Kopperud Medieval castle architecture

2007 Michael Rosen 20th-century sculpture

2004 Matthew Katz Meissen ceramics

2004 Christine Owen “Orientalisms” in scholarship on Japanese ceramics

2004 Christine Manning-Lebek Collecting medieval art

2002 David Reden Medieval manuscripts

2002 Erin Sutherland Medieval manuscripts

2001 Jacqueline McKinney Medieval manuscripts

2001 Demry Frankenheimer Feminist theories of art


urop grants sponsored

2012 Evan Tueller For research project on dragons in Asian art

2007 Edward Arniello For research travel to New Mexico

Kristen Kersh For research travel to Chile



Languages Read

French, German, Italian, Latin; Portuguese (European)




Affiliations


College Art Association, International Center of Medieval Art, International Medieval Society, Medieval Academy of America, Société Française d’Archéologie

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