Sarah Lenzi

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History of Christianity
Contact Information
Office Address: 
201 Cohen Hall
Email Address: 
slenzi@sas.upenn.edu
Brief Biography: 

Sarah received her B.A. from Williams College in Art History and Religion, her M. Div. from Harvard Divinity School and her M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on her dissertation: “Which way to the Via Crucis? A New Approach to the Stations of the Cross”. While her doctoral work focuses on the connections between public worship, private devotion, and medieval pilgrimage to Jerusalem, her broader interests include the relationship of art and architecture to lived religion in the Middle Ages. Her most recent conference presentation was titled “Eucharist and Image: A Savonarolan tractate on Contemplation and the S. Marco Frescoes” (Mid-Atlantic Region AAR, New Brunswick, NJ, March 2011). Her teaching experience includes TA-ships in courses on women and religion (Prof. Butler, Spring 2010) and religion and literature (Profs. Matter and Struck, Spring 2009). Additional areas of teaching interest and competency include medieval monasticism, religion and the arts, and Jerusalem in the medieval European imagination.