Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2004
MA Harvard University, 1998
BA Bryn Mawr College, 1994
Professor Walker’s 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. She is co-editor of the essay collection Negotiating Secular and Sacred in Medieval Art. Christian, Islamic, Buddhist (Ashgate, 2009), and recently completed her first monograph, The Emperor and the World: Exotic Elements and the Imaging of Middle Byzantine Imperial Power (Cambridge, 2012). She has published essays on topics including medieval inter-cultural artistic transmission, the role of women in Byzantine art and culture, and the function and meaning of early Byzantine marriage jewelry. Her work has appeared in journals including Muqarnas, Gesta, Ars Orientalis, and The Art Bulletin.