Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1986
    Humanities Studies, IES Madrid

  • 1983 – 1987
    BS, Communications, Boston University

  • 1993 – 1994
    MA, History of Medieval Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

  • 1993 – 2000
    Research Assistant/Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

  • 1999
    Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University

  • 1995 – 2000
    PhD (with high distinction), History of Medieval Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

  • 2000 – 2006
    Assistant Professor, Medieval Art History, University of Arizona

  • 2006 – 2009
    Associate Professor (tenured), Medieval Art History, University of Arizona

  • Since 2009
    Científica Titular (tenured), Instituto de Historia, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid

Selected publications

  • Martin, Therese, ed., ‘Me fecit’. Making Medieval Art (History), special issue, Journal of Medieval History vol. 42, no. 1 (2016); “The Margin to Act: A Framework of Investigation for Women’s (and Men’s) Medieval Art-Making,” pp. 1-25.

    Award: Best Article 2015-2016, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship.

  • Martin, Therese, “Crouching Crossbowmen in Early Twelfth-Century Sculpture: A Nasty, Brutish, and Short(-Lived) Iconography,” Gesta 54, no. 2 (2015), pp. 143-164.

    Award: Bishko Prize, Best Article 2015, Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies.

  • Martin, Therese, “Contribuciones del mecenazgo multicultural a la autoridad de las élites femeninas en la península ibérica (ss. X-XI),” in Arquitectura y mujeres en la historia, ed. M.E. Díez Jorge, Madrid: Editorial Síntesis, 2015, pp. 115-144.

  • Jennifer S. Alexander and Therese Martin, “Sistemas constructivos en las fases iniciales de la Catedral de Santiago: una nueva mirada al edificio románico a través de las marcas de cantería,” in En el principio: Génesis de la catedral románica de Santiago de Compostela. Contexto, construcción y programa iconográfico, ed. J.L. Senra, Pontevedra: Teófilo, 2014, pp. 142-163.

  • Martin, Therese, ed., Reassessing the Roles of Women as 'Makers' of Medieval Art and Architecture, 2 vols., Leiden, 2012; “Exceptions and Assumptions: Women in Medieval Art History,” pp. 1-33.

  • Martin, Therese, "Vie et mort dans le Panthéon de San Isidoro de León," Les Cahiers de Saint-Michel de Cuxa 42 (2011), pp. 153 – 164.

  • Martin, Therese, "Chronicling the Iberian Palace: Written Sources and the Meanings of Medieval Christian Rulers' Residences," Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 2/1 (2010), pp. 109 – 139.

  • Martin, Therese, "Hacia una clarificación del infantazgo en tiempos de la reina Urraca y su hija la infanta Sancha (ca. 1107-1159)," e-Spania 5, June 2008,

  • Martin, Therese, "Recasting the Concept of the 'Pilgrimage Church': The Case of San Isidoro de León," La Corónica, A Journal of Medieval Spanish Language, Literature & Cultural Studies 36/2 (2008), pp. 165 – 189.

  • Martin, Therese, Queen as King: Politics and Architectural Propaganda in Twelfth-Century Spain, Leiden, 2006.

  • Martin, Therese, "The Art of a Reigning Queen as Dynastic Propaganda in Twelfth-Century Spain," Speculum 80 (2005), pp. 1134 – 1171.

  • Martin, Therese and J. A. Harris, eds., Church, State, Vellum, and Stone: Essays on Medieval Spain in Honor of John Williams, Leiden, 2005.

Selected projects

  • “The Medieval Treasury across Frontiers and Generations: The Kingdom of León-Castilla in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange, c. 1050-1200” (National Excellence in Research Grant, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity, HAR2015-68614-P), 2016-2018.

  • “Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture” (1,200,000€, European Research Council Starting Grant no. 263036), 2010-2015.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Councillor, Medieval Academy of America, 2017-2020

  • Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London, elected 2016

  • Board of Directors International Associate, International Center of Medieval Art, 2014-2017, 2018-2021

    Chair, ICMA Annual Book Prize Committee, 2016-2018

  • Fulbright Spain Selection Committee, 2011 – 2012

  • Executive Editorial Boards

    Archivo Español de Arte, 2014 – present

    Gesta, 2018 – 2021

    Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, 2011-present

  • International Advisory Boards

    Hispanic Research Journal, 2007-2016

    Revista Chilena de Estudios Medievales, 2011-present

  • Reviewer, international grant applications:

    Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP), Spain.

    American Philosophical Society, US.

    Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, Programa FONDECYT, Chile.

    Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS, Belgium.

    Getty Foundation, US.

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada.

  • American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain, Bishko Prize Committee, 2010 – 2011

  • American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies, Tufts Book Award Committee, 2005 – 2006, 2009 – 2010


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