Katherine Marsengill



Independent Scholar




Katherine Marsengill earned her PhD from Princeton University in 2010 and has recently published a monograph study entitled, Portraits and Icons: Between Reality and Spirituality in Byzantine Art (Turnhout 2013). She has taught at Rutgers University and at Princeton, as well as served as the educational advisor for the exhibition, Transitions to Christianity: Art of Late Antiquity, 3rd-7th Century AD held at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York (December 2011-May 2012). She contributed an essay to the exhibition's catalogue and has several forthcoming articles, including one on the theological significance of portraiture in late antiquity (Vienna 2014). She is an editor for the multi-volume Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin 2010--). Currently she works as an independent scholar in New York.