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Zachary Stewart

Visiting Assistant Professor

Zachary Stewart, Art History

Faculty Memorial Hall 442
Fordham University-Rose Hill Campus
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-817-3323
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday/Thursday,  4 - 5:30 p.m.


B.Arch., University of Notre Dame, 2007; M.A., Courtauld Institute of Art, 2008; Ph.D., Columbia University, 2015


Medieval Art and Architecture

Courses Taught

Introduction to Art History: Europe; Age of Cathedrals; Medieval Art and Literature; Medieval Devotional Culture: Image, Relic, Shrine


Zachary Stewart specializes in the art and architecture of medieval Europe. His research focuses on the architectural history of medieval Britain. His current book project, “The Parish Church Transformed: Architecture, Identity, and Community in Late Medieval England,” expands established accounts of Gothic architecture by demonstrating that formal integration—the quality for which the style is widely lauded—was not only a means of achieving spatial unity but also a method of confronting, controlling, and contesting social diversity in medieval Europe. Other studies in progress investigate the selection of royal burial sites in thirteenth-century London, the organization of communal building projects in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Norwich, and the textual, pictorial, and spatial expression of lay devotion in pre-Reformation England. Stewart has received fellowships and grants from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA). He was a Core Lecturer for Art Humanities at Columbia University in 2015–16.