Sarah Guerin

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Assistant Professor of the History of Art at Penn

Office 204, Jaffe Building

Sarah Guérin is a medieval art historian whose research focuses on ivory carvings from around the Mediterranean world. Some of the myriad questions she has addressed concern trade routes, materiality, technique, facture, and function in both liturgy and devotion. Her teaching on medieval Europe (700–1400) carries forward a deeply object-oriented approach to a broad range of cultural products, including but not limited to architecture, sculpture, paintings, textiles, glass and metalwork of all kinds. Guided by her interest in elephant ivory, she has sought to integrate Africa south of the Sahara into her broad consideration of medieval cultural production. For current seminars and a list of courses taught, please see her departmental home page.