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Rebecca S. Wrightson
Kluger Postdoctoral Fellow in Fine Arts
Phone: (860) 297-5232 Office Location: Hallden
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022 View office hours for Spring 2023
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Ph.D., Univ. of Oxford
M.Sc., Univ. of Edinburgh
B.A., Univ. of Rhode Island

Rebecca Wrightson’s interest in medieval and Islamic art began as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island, where she wrote an honors thesis on the art and architecture of Norman Sicily. She continued her studies in the cultural complexities of the medieval world at the University of Edinburgh, where she completed her masters in the Arts of the Global Middle Ages. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in early Islamic art from the Khalili Research Centre at the University of Oxford under the supervision of the I.M. Pei Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Alain George. Her thesis is titled, “Legibility, Visual Ambiguity, and the Patterning of Arabic Script: Epigraphic Ceramics of the Early Islamic World”. In addition to her academic career, she has also worked as the registrar of the former John Woodman Higgins Armory, assistant registrar at the Worcester Art Museum, and collections assistant at the Tennis Hall of Fame Museum.