Meg Bernstein

University of York (History of Art) Scholar Award - Art History

Meg Bernstein graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a PhD in Art History, focusing on medieval art and architecture. She is an alumna of Smith College, and holds master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Yale Divinity School. From 2015-2017 she was Kress Institutional Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and from 2020-21, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Meg has taught at UCLA, the Courtauld, RISD, Columbia, Yale, and Kenyon College. Meg’s Fulbright project examines the social and spatial developments in parish churches in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, demonstrating that these buildings were a vehicle for the expression of new religious and social identities. She looks forward to using York’s many medieval buildings as a laboratory for her students. Meg is eager to connect with parish communities about their buildings and is passionate about advocating for public interest in the history and art of these rich spaces.