Brigit Ferguson


Address: Harbor Walk West, Room 308
Phone: 843-953-5198

Brigit Ferguson is Instructor of Art History at the College of Charleston. She teaches courses in the History of Architecture as well as Medieval and Early Modern Art. She has published on emotional expressions in medieval sculpture. Current research interests focus on art history pedagogy, especially writing, debate, Universal Design, and equity.



M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

A.B. Dartmouth College

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

ARTH 101 History of Art: Ancient to Medieval

ARTH 102 History of Art: Renaissance to Modern

ARTH 105 Introduction to Architecture

ARTH 225 Medieval Art

ARTH 290 (Special Topic) Art and Race, c. 1300-1800

ARTH 335 American Architecture

ARTH 362 Medieval Manuscript Illumination

ARTH 365 Northern Renaissance Art


“The Living Dead and the Joy of the Crucifixion.” In Picturing Death, 1200-1600, edited by Stephen Perkinson        and Noa Turel, 107-128. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2020.

Review of Joan A. Holladay and Susan L. Ward, eds., Gothic Sculpture in America III: The Museums of New            York and Pennsylvania., 2019:

“Gentle Saints, Angry Sinners: Ira, Mansuetudo, and Clementia in a Thirteenth-Century Stoning of St.                  Stephen.” In Theologisches Wissen und die Kunst, edited by Rebecca Müller, Anselm Rau, and Johanna            Scheel, 37-49. Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag, 2015

“The Pleasure of Martyrdom.” Mirabilia 18 (2014:1), Special Volume: Pleasure in the Middle Ages: 116-136.