Sarah Wilkins, Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Wilkins is an art historian specializing in Italian late medieval and Renaissance art. Her research focuses on mendicant and Angevin patronage, female patronage and the representation of women, and the cult of the saints. She has published articles on the visual cult of the Magdalen, including “Imaging the Angevin Patron Saint: Mary Magdalen in the Pipino Chapel in Naples” (2012) and “Adopting and Adapting Formulas: The Raising of Lazarusand Noli me tangerein the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua and the Magdalen Chapel in Assisi” (2013), and is the co-editor of the inaugural volume of a new book series on the trecento titled Trecento Forum I: Proceedings from the Andrew Ladis Memorial Conference, New Orleansto be published by Brepols in fall 2018. Dr. Wilkins has presented papers and organized sessions at numerous international conferences, including the Renaissance Society of America (2010, 2014, 2015 & 2016), and the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (2014 & 2015). Her current research project investigates the Magdalen Chapel in the Palazzo del Podestà, Florence, and the role played there by the Compagnia dei Neri.

Dr. Wilkins has received awards including a Fulbright fellowship and Mellon Grants, among others. She is Vice President for Program Coordination for the Italian Art Society (IAS), chairing the committee which shepherds Italian Art Society-sponsored conference sessions from inception to completion (2017-2019). Previously she was the Chair of the IAS’s Emerging Scholars Committee (2014-2016). She is a founding member of the Planning Committee for the biennial Andrew Ladis Memorial Trecento Conference; the second such conference will be held in Houston, TX on November 8–10, 2018 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston & The University of Houston. She has taught both in Italy and in the United States, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the State University of New York, F.I.T., and is currently also visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute.

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Sarah Wilkins