Faculty Directory

Rossitza Schroeder

Associate Professor of Art and Religion, Pacific School of Religion

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 849-8277
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005
MA, Southern Methodist University, 1999
MA, Sofia University, 1995
BA, Sofia University, 1994

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art
  • Western Medieval Art
  • Islamic Art
Selected Publications
  • “‘The Salvation of the Soul and the Road to Heaven’: A Fourteenth-Century Interpretation of John Klimakos’ Heavenly Ladder,” in Byzantine Images and their Afterlives: Essays in Honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr, Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Transformative Narratives and Shifting Identities in the Narthex of the Boiana Church,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 2012.
  • "Healing the Body, Saving the Soul: Viewing Christ's Healing Ministry in Byzantium," in Healing in Byzantium: Faith and Science, Holy Cross Press, 2010.
  • "Prayer and Penance in the South Bay of Chora Esonarthex," Gesta, 2009.
  • "Images of Christ Emmanuel in Karanlik Kilise," Studies in Iconography, 2008.