Jessica Streit

Associate Professor

Address: on sabbatical leave 2021-2022
Phone: 843.953.8285
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Jessica Renee Streit is an Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History at the College of Charleston, where she teaches courses on medieval and Islamic art and architecture. She has published on the religious architecture of medieval Spain, Morocco, and France, and is broadly interested in cultural exchange between Jews, Christians and Muslims in the medieval Mediterranean. These interests informed Prof. Streit’s curatorial work, featured in an architectural exhibition entitled The City Luminous: Architectures of Hope in an Age of Fear (City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, March 29 – May 5, 2019). 


Ph.D., Medieval Studies. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

M.A., Medieval Studies. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

B.F.A., Art History. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Courses Taught

ARTH 101: History of Art: Prehistoric to Medieval

ARTH 255: Medieval Art

ARTH 231: Islamic Art and Architecture

ARTH 350: Early Christian and Byzantine Art

ARTH 355: Early Medieval and Romanesque Art

ARTH 360: Gothic Art


Remnants of Israel: Jewish Landscapes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.” Co-authored by Barry L. Stiefel. In The Oxford Handbook of Religious Space and Place. Edited by Jeanne Kilde (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

"Penitence and Crusade in the Assumption Chapel of the Real Monasterio de Las Huelgas, Burgos.” Medieval Encounters 26 (2020): 578-606.

“Growing Almohad Aesthetics: The Mosque of Seville in Context.” InHis Pen and Ink are a Powerful Mirror: Andalusi and Other Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Ross Brann on His 70th Birthday. Edited by Adam Bursi, S.J. Pearce, and Hamza M. Zafer, 298-325. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

“Pilgrimage and Liminality at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Le Puy-en-Velay, and the Saint Michael Chapel, Aiguilhe” Source: Notes in the History of Art31, no. 1 (Fall 2019): 6-16.