Katherine King is a graduate student studying Byzantine art under the supervision of Professor Charles Barber. Her primary academic interests include damage to Byzantine manuscripts, issues of gender and sexuality, and methodological questions for medieval art history. At Princeton, she has precepted for ART 209: Baroque Art & Architecture and works for the Visual Resources Center.
Katherine graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University with a B.A. in art history in 2010 before obtaining her M.A. in history of art with distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012. Her M.A. dissertation, “‘If Power Is Not Divided’: The Response of Byzantine Viewers to Two Ninth-Century Manuscripts,” forms the basis of her ongoing research. She spent time teaching art history and art appreciation in her native state of Alabama before returning for her doctoral degree, and she is dedicated to bringing her commitment to social and political activism to her future work and teaching.