BA - Rhodes College
MA - Courtauld Institute of Art
MA - University of Pennsylvania

Robyn Barrow is a PhD Candidate in medieval art. She studies art and exchange in medieval Scandinavia. Before beginning her doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania, Robyn received a BA from Rhodes College in the History of Art and an MA in medieval art from the Courtauld Institute in London. Her research interests include relationships between neighbors in the Far North and the ways materials create meaning in different networks of belief and ecological zones. Her article, “Gunhild’s Cross and the North Atlantic Trade Sphere,” can be found in the Global North special issue of The Medieval Globe (2021). She is currently doing fieldwork in Iceland as a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Fellow.

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