In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.

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Catherine E. Hundley

BA, Religious Studies and Theater Studies, Yale University
MALS, Medieval & Early Modern European Studies, Georgetown University
PhD candidate
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Catherine E. Hundley specializes in the architecture and culture of medieval English churches. Her dissertation, "The Round Church Movement in Twelfth-Century England: Crusaders, Pilgrims, and the Holy Sepulchre" examines the corpus of English round churches in their architectural, social, liturgical, political, and geographical contexts. Her dissertation research has been supported by grants from the Lindner Center, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship. As a Kress Fellow, she was in residence at the Warburg Institute from fall 2013-summer 2015.

In addition to a passion for medieval English architecture, Catherine's research interests include neo-medievalism, regional American church design, and the mid-century modern ethos. Catherine has served as a teaching assistant for History of Art I, Egyptian Art, and Arts and Cultures of the Slave South. In 2013, she was the recipient of the departmental graduate teaching award.