Alexa Sand

Associate Professor of Art, Art History

Utah State University

P.H.D., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1999

M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1994
B.A., Art History and Anthropology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1991

Dr. Sand’s research focuses on the intersection of religion, language, and the visual arts in late medieval France and England, though she has also been known to venture into Italy, where the coffee is better. Since joining the faculty at USU in 2004, she has published articles in The Art Bulletin, Gesta, Word & Image, and Yale French Studies, as well as in several essay collections. Her book, Facing God: Vision, Devotion, and the Portrait 1200-1350 is currently under review. Recent research projects have focused on Gothic ivory carving as well as manuscript illumination. After a research leave in 2009 funded by the ACLS Charles Ryskamp Fellowship, she is preparing a second book manuscript concerned with La Somme le Roi, an important devotional and instructional text and its tradition of illustration.

In addition to her research program, Dr. Sand is committed to undergraduate teaching, and to this end serves as a councilor for arts and humanities for the Council on Undergraduate Research. She was honored to be chosen as the Caine College of the Arts’ 2010-2011 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, and to serve as the Honors advisor for the department. Of all her teaching duties, that which she most enjoys is supervising independent projects such as theses, honors contracts, and URCO grants.

On campus, Dr. Sand is affiliated with the certificate programs in Women and Gender Studies and Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and with the major program in Religious Studies. Off hours, she enjoys non-motorized boating, skiing, hiking, listening to jazz and chamber music, and studying classical ballet.

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Phone: 435.797.8549



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