Dr Katerina Harris

Dr Katerina Harris

Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
Teaching Fellow in History of Art

Contact details

The Barber Institute of Fine Art
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Dr Harris graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her doctoral dissertation, The Moment of Death in Renaissance Art, considered artistic depictions of dead and dying bodies in Italy circa 1400-1530. She has been a Curatorial Fellow for the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a Kress Foundation Fellow at the Warburg Institute in London. She has a master’s degree in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Edinburgh. She has been the recipient of numerous research and travel awards, including grants from Smarthistory, the Italian Art Association, and the Mellon Research Initiative. She has recently been working as an Art Researcher for a project on the history of stained glass.


  • Power, Society, Politics: Religious Art in Northern Europe, c. 1400-1600
  • Women and Artistic Culture 1400-1600
  • A History of Art in 20 Objects (convenor)
  • Writing Arts’ Histories I
  • Writing Arts’ Histories II (convenor)
  • Research Techniques
  • PG Research Training and Methods
  • Historical Concepts