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Sharon E.J. Gerstel


Ph.D., Institute of fine Arts, New York University

Office: Dodd 247H
Phone: 310-206-8981
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: gerstel@humnet.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

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Department of Art History

Research Interests

Trained in art history and religious studies, research interests focus on the intersection of ritual and art, particularly monumental painting.

Selected Publications

Thresholds of the Sacred: Architectural, Art Historical, Archaeological, Liturgical and Theological Views on Religious Screens, East and West (Washington, DC and Cambridge, MA, 2007)

Medieval Messenia: in Sandy Pylos. An Archaeological History from Nestor to Navarino, ed. J.Davis (Austin, TX, 1998), 210-42; Greek Translation: Pylos he Ammoudere (Athens, 2005)

The Byzantine Village Church: Observations on its Location and on Agricultural Aspects of its Program,” in Les villages dans l’Empire byzantin (IVe-XVe siècle), Réalités byzantines, XI, ed. C. Morrisson, J. Lefort, J.-P. Sodini (Paris, 2006)

The Chora Parekklesion, the Hope for a Peaceful Afterlife, and Monastic Devotional Practices” in The Kariye Camii Reconsidered, ed. H. A. Klein, R. G. Ousterhout, B. Pitarakis, Istanbul Research Institute Symposium Series 1 (Istanbul, 2011)


Arts Initiative Grant
J. Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
Transdisciplinary Seed Grant, UCLA: “
Faculty Research Grant, UCLA
Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant
Foundation Fellowship
J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship
General Research Board, University of Maryland
Foundation Fellowship
Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship
Kress Fellowship
Robert Lehman Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts
Kress Fellowship
Gennadius Fellowship American School of Classical Studies
Robert Lehman Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts

Grad Students

Campbell Garland (Ph.D.)
Mark Pawlowski (M.A.)

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