Erica Kinias

Biography

Research Interests: Medieval Architecture, Monasticism, Spatial Analysis, Gender Studies
Dissertation: "Building an Order: Architecture, Space, and Gender in Isabelle of France’s Rule of Sorores minores"

Erica received her B.A. from Arizona State University in History and Comparative Religious Studies where she studied early Medieval art and literature. She has a M.A. in Museum Studies from the University College London's Institute of Archaeology, where she studied the English country house in post-World War II Britain. Before coming to Brown, Erica worked as curator for Chiddingstone Castle, UK, and as director of the Telluride Historical Museum in Colorado. Erica is interested in medieval art and architecture, particularly the ways in which gender is reflected in the developments of sacred spaces and ritual.