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Kathryn Barush

Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2014

DPhil, University of Oxford, 2012
MSt/MA, University of Oxford, 2007
BA, Sarah Lawrence College, 2003
Phone: 510/549-5010


Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Art and Material Culture of Pilgrimage
  • Reconstructions of Pilgrimage Sites and Shrines in Domestic and Urban Spaces
  • Sacred Art (theory and praxis) and Compositions of Sacred Space
  • History of Art and Religion of the British Isles
  • Tolkien and the Visual Arts

Selected Publications

  • In progress: Imaging Pilgrimage: Representations of Sacred Space in Contemporary Art (Bloomsbury)
  • Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790- 1850, (London: Routledge, 2016)
  •  ‘The Root of the Route: Phil’s Camino Project and the Catholic Tradition of Surrogate Pilgrimage’, Practical Matters Journal of Religious Practices and Practical Theology (June, 2016):
  • ‘Swords to Shoes: Pedagogy and Pilgrimage Along the Camino Ignaciano’ (with Hung Pham, SJ), Practical Matters Journal (July 2016)
  • A Pilgrim in the Park: Sacred Space in Lewis Miller’s “Guide to Central Park”’, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Spring, 2013).