Position title: Ph.D. Candidate
B.A. The College of William & Mary, 2014
M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017
Claire Kilgore is a Ph.D. Candidate studying late medieval art and religious practice. She received her Masters in Art History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017, where her thesis examined the materiality and optics of rock crystal reliquaries belonging to the Aachen treasury. Her current interests center on the materiality, practice, and reception of late medieval religion and religious objects by women. Claire’s dissertation project is titled, “Sensing the Bodily Interior: Pregnancy and the Generative Body in Religious and Medical Practice in Late Medieval Germany.” Her research investigates these questions through the study of dress and textiles as well as depictions of female bodies, anatomy, and maternity.
Additionally, Claire is the current Chair of the Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies Board of Directors, Vice President of the UW–Madison Graduate Association of Medieval Studies, and a teaching assistant for the Religious Studies Program.
Thomas E. A. Dale