Meg Bernstein

Assistant Professor of Art History
Art History
Art History & Theory


  • PhD, Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2019
  • MAR, Religion & Visual Culture, Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music, 2013
  • MA, Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011
  • AB, Art History & English, Smith College, 2008
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Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Medieval Art & Architecture
  • Transhistorical art histories
  • Sculpture


Meg Bernstein's research focuses on architecture, sculpture, and spaces in medieval Europe and its echoes. She is especially interested in materiality, haptic perceptions, transhistorical approaches, and the digital humanities. Her current book project considers the development of the parish church as a community space and building type. She is also engaged in research on sculpture in the long twelfth century across the North Sea, contemporary artists responding to medieval sculpture, replication in medieval sculptural works, and apotropaic imagery.

Meg's research has been supported by the US/UK Fulbright Commission, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Kress Foundation.

Courses Taught

  • 29267 Medieval Visual Culture
  • 29280 Medieval Materiality
  • 29392 Bones & Stones: The Art of Death in the Middle Ages

Research, Publications, & Presentations

Research & Publications

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