Sarah Dyer

PhD Candidate
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Sarah Dyer’s research interests lie in gender studies, material and visual culture, and inventories as a means of reconstructing past collections. This study has led her to examine imagery and paleography from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Additionally, she has researched how illuminated manuscripts can operate as objects of power, which culminated in her master’s thesis, entitled “The Prince and the Priestess: Artistically Elevating Charles de Valois’ Authority in Fifteenth-Century France.” Sarah has worked as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University’s Provo and Salt Lake City campuses and has published in museum catalogues at BYU’s Museum of Art, including Weaving the Unexpected and Movement and Meaning: The Power of Pilgrimage. Sarah has also co-curated an online exhibition, with a temporary physical show, at the KU Spencer Research Library and instructed the art history course for the British Summer Institute in the United Kingdom.

Fields of Study

Late Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art (1350-1600)

French Ecclesiastical Architecture (1100-1350)

Gender in Japanese Buddhist Art (7th to mid-19th centuries, Asuka to Edo period)


Graduate Certificate, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2019
MA Brigham Young University, Art History and Curatorial Studies, 2016
BA Brigham Young University, Art History and Curatorial Studies, 2014
BA Brigham Young University, French Studies, 2014


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