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Born in San Francisco, Emily attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a D-1 Volleyball scholarship and left with a passion for Medieval History. She received the Chancellor's Award and graduated with a double major in Art History and History in 2007. Next, she ventured to the UK to pursue her graduate work at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. In 2010, she began her fieldwork as a visiting fellow at the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in Paris and in 2011, she lectured at the University of York. After completing her PhD in 2012, she began a three-year Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College, University of Oxford.

Emily would be happy to speak with enthusiastic MA and PhD candidates who are considering topics related to medieval visual culture.

Emily is currently teaching modules that focus on Gothic Architecture, the Art of Death, and the Crusades. In her research, she continues to examine the relationship between religious devotion and artistic representation in the Middle Ages. She is particularly interested in how the veneration of relics influenced Christian iconography.

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Guerry, E. (2018). The wall paintings of the Sainte-Chapelle: Passion, Devotion, and the Gothic Imagination. London: Harvey Milley.

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Guerry, E. (2016). The Son of Man crowned in thorns: Gothic ivories and the invention of tradition in thirteenth-century Paris. in: Gothic Ivories: Content and Context. Courtauld Books Online.

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Guerry, E. (2016). Failure as Invention: King Henry III, the Holy Blood, and Gothic Art at Westminster Abbey. in: Visual Culture and Religion in London. Pickering and Chatto.

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