Please join us in congratulating Kathryn A. Smith, who was just promoted to the rank of Professor, effective September 2014.
Professor Smith is the author of Art, Identity and Devotion in Fourteenth-Century England (2003) and The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Self in Late Medieval England (2012), both published by The British Library (London) and the University of Toronto Press (Toronto), as well as numerous articles, essays, and reviews on medieval art, especially illuminated manuscripts. She co-edited Tributes to Lucy Freeman Sandler: Studies in Illuminated Manuscripts (Harvey Miller, 2007) and The Social Life of Illumination: Manuscripts, Images, and Communities in the Late Middle Ages (Brepols, 2013) and is Series Editor of Studies in the Visual Cultures of the Middle Ages (Brepols). Professor Smith’s current projects include studies of late medieval English alabaster sculpture, the early fourteenth-century English Queen Mary Psalter, and the illustrations in an early fourteenth-century manuscript of the Anglo-Norman Life of St. Edmund.
Before coming to NYU as Assistant Professor in fall 1998, Professor Smith was Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Temple University (1995-98). She earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2005. She served as Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2002-5 and Department Chair from 2010-13. Professor Smith looks forward to continuing to teach medieval art to NYU students when she returns from leave in fall 2014.