Associate Professor of Art History
Kathryn Blair Moore received her PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and has previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Hong Kong, and Texas State University. Her research and teaching span the medieval and Renaissance periods in Europe and the Mediterranean region, with a particular focus on exchange between Christian and Islamic cultures. Her first book, The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land: Reception from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2017), received a Prose award in art history / criticism, the Medieval Institute’s Otto Gründler Book Prize, and the Sharon Harris Book Award from the UConn Humanities Institute. With Hasan Uddin-Khan, she is the co-editor of The Religious Architecture of Islam, Volume 1: Asia and Australia and The Religious Architecture of Islam, Volume 2: Africa, Europe, and the Americas (Brepols, 2021-22). She is currently writing a second monograph on the emergence and development of the concept of the arabesque in a European context. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy in Rome, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the UConn Humanities Institute.