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Sarah Wilkins

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Sarah Wilkins is a specialist in Late Medieval and Renaissance art history. Her scholarship focuses on patronage, the cult of the saints, and representations of women in Late Medieval Italy.

Dr Wilkins has received numerous awards for her work, including a RSA-Samuel H. Kress Research Fellowship in Renaissance Art (2020), a Fulbright fellowship and a Mellon finishing grant. Her recent publications include “Countenances as Lightning: The Materiality of the Noli me tangere Fresco in Assisi” (2018), and the edited volume, Trecento Forum I: Art and Experience in Trecento Italy (2018). She has presented papers at many conferences including Kalamazoo and RSA, and is an organizer of the biennial Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference. Dr. Wilkins just finished her term as the President of the Italian Art Society (2021-2023).

B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.S., Pratt Institute; Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.