BA in Art, University of Puget Sound
MA in Archaeology Studies, Yale University
ABD in Art History, University of Washington
Sarah joined the art department in 2013 as a Visiting Instructor. She earned her BA in Art from the University of Puget Sound, and her MA in Archaeological Studies from Yale University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Washington. Her dissertation, titled “Genetrix et mater superstitionum: The bulla as apotropaic device in Etruscan art,” develops a nuanced understanding of the concept of “apotropaic,” that is something that wards off evil, when applied to Etruscan art through an examination of theEtruscum aureum, a pendant commonly, but not exclusively worn around the neck, and referred to as a bulla. Her research interests further include Greek art, Roman art of the Late Republic and Early Empire, ancient constructions of gender and sexuality, and ritual space and decoration.