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Kathryn Blair Moore

Assistant Professor
Academic Program Director, Study Abroad Florence, Italy

PhD, New York University



Kathryn Blair Moore received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her research spans the medieval and Renaissance periods in Europe and the Mediterranean region, with a particular focus on cross-cultural exchange between Christian and Islamic cultures. Fellowships from the Kress Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Newberry Library have supported her research. Prior to coming to Texas State University, she taught at the University of Hong Kong, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches courses on Italian Renaissance art, Islamic art, and European architectural history. She has published her research in Renaissance Quarterly, Muqarnas, Renaissance Studies, and Word & Image, and essays on “Shared Sacred Spaces in the Holy Land” and “The Dome of the Rock through the Centuries” are forthcoming in The Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture. Her book,

The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land: Reception from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, will be published by Cambridge University Press.  For further information about her work, click here