Dr. Alicia Walker

Alicia Walker (PhD Harvard University 2004) is Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture at Bryn Mawr College. Her primary fields of research include cross-cultural artistic interaction in the medieval world from the ninth to thirteenth centuries and gender issues in the art and material culture of Byzantium. Her first monograph, The Emperor and the World: Exotic Elements and the Imaging of Byzantine Imperial Power, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. In addition, she is co-editor of the essay collection Negotiating the Secular in Medieval Art. Christian, Islamic, Buddhist (Ashgate, 2009), and the special issue of the journal Medieval Encounters, Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission, Scale, and Interaction in the Arts and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean (Brill, 2012). Her work has appeared in essay collections and journals including Muqarnas, Gesta, Ars Orientalis, The Art Bulletin, The Medieval History Journal, Studies in Iconography, The Medieval Globe, and Travaux et Mémoires. Walker is co-director of the digital scholarship project “Re-excavating Carthage: Digitization and Online Publication of the White Fathers’ Archives (Rome).” She is a member of the editorial boards of the journal The Medieval Globe and a series co-editor for Edinburgh Byzantine Studies (Edinburgh University Press).