Current Students

Jennifer Grayburn

B.A. History and Art History, Allegheny College, 2008
M.A. History of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, 2011
Ph.D Candidate, History of Art and Architecture, University of Virginia, Lisa Reilly

Jennifer completed her B.A. thesis, "The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial: Reflection of the Pagan-Christian Relationship in Early Anglo-Saxon England" in May 2008 and her M.A. thesis, "St. Magnus Cathedral: The Construction of Power in Twelfth-Century Orkney" in May 2011. Under the advisement of Lisa Reilly, Jennifer is currently an ABD doctoral candidate and writing her dissertation, "Transmitting Power: Twelfth-Century Coastal Churches in the North Sea World." Her research explores the modes and motives of architectural exchange in the twelfth-century North Sea World, including Norway, Scotland, and England.

Over the past four years, Jennifer has worked as a teaching assistant and instructor at the University of Virginia and a library supervisor at the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library. In 2011, she worked as an Architectural Historian at Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, AK, researching cold weather experimentation during WWII and the Cold War and contributing to the Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands report, Cold Weather Testing in Alaska, 1940-1970. As a Leifur Eiríksson Scholar, Jennifer is currently studying Old Icelandic at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland and researching the textual representation of architecture within saga literature. Jennifer also serves on the International Center of Medieval Art student committee.

Jennifer's CV

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University of VirginiaSchool of Architecture