Kriszta Kotsis

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Professor, Art and Art History

Kriszta Kotsis is an art historian who teaches ancient and medieval art, including specialized courses on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Western Medieval, and Islamic art, and art historical methodology. Her research focuses on representations of women in the Late Antique and Byzantine periods, with emphasis on images of empresses. She published articles about images of Byzantine empresses titled “Defining Female Authority in Eight-Century Byzantium: The Numismatic Images of Empress Irene,” in Journal of Late Antiquity (2012), and “Mothers of the Empire: Empresses Zoe and Theodora on a Byzantine Medallion Cycle,” in Medieval Feminist Forum (2012). Her article in Medieval Culture: A Handbook, Fundamental Aspects and Conditions of the European Middle Ages (2015), examines the history of the Greek Orthodox Church. Her study on Empress Theodora of the ninth century appeared in an edited volume titled Virtuous or Villainess? The Image of the Royal Mother from the Medieval to the Early Modern Era (2016). 

Education
MA Eotvos Lorand University 1990
Ph.D University of Washington 2004
Class
Western Art I: Ancient - Ren ARTH 275-A 2218
Ancient Roman Art/Architecture ARTH 361-A 2218
Hagia Sophia SSI1 120-A 2218
Western Art I: Ancient - Ren ARTH 275-A 2224
Seminar in Art History ARTH 494-A 2224
Classical and Middle Ages Art HON 206-A 2224

Contact Information

Kittredge 207
email kkotsis@pugetsound.edu