Nadja AksamijaAssociate Professor of Art History
Jonathan BestProfessor of Art History
Katherine KuenzliAssociate Professor of Art History
Clark MainesProfessor of Art History
Clark Maines is professor of medieval art and architecture as well as medieval archaeology. His research focuses on understanding of monastic life in all its dimensions: material, monumental, historical, environmental, literary and spiritual. His published work includes books on the Benedictine priory of Saint-Loup-de-Naud and the Augustinian abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes as well as book chapters and articles in the Bulletin Monumental, Speculum, Congrès Archéologique, Gesta, Revue archéologique de Picardie, and Cîteaux. He is founder and co-director of MonArch, the Wesleyan-Brown monastic archaeology project. His field work currently includes excavations at the Cistercian monastery of Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp (Oise) and the Carthusian monastery of Bourgfontaine (Aisne). His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the American Philosophical Society and the Ministère de la Culture in France. He served as editor of the medieval art history journal, Gesta, from 2007 to 2010.