Alumni Authors


Kathryn Barush headshot and book cover

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of
North American-based alumni.

Our August 2022 book is "Imaging Pilgrimage" by Kathryn Barush (Wadham College, 2006).

 Dr. Kathryn Barush is Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. Chair and Associate Professor of Art History and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. She holds a D.Phil. and M.St. from Wadham College, University of Oxford and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She came to Berkeley via Washington, DC where she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Barush’s work has appeared in journals such as Apollo, the Brooklyn Rail, Practical Matters, and Material Religion. Her latest book project, Imaging Pilgrimage: Art as Embodied Experience, has been endorsed by Jaś Elsner (University of Oxford) as ‘a vivid and vital evocation of the visual cultures of contemporary pilgrimage’ and by Simon Coleman (University of Toronto) as ‘deeply engaging to read and to think with.’ Dr. Barush is the founding director of a new initiative, the Berkeley Art and Pilgrimage Project

You can purchase Imaging Pilgrimage here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
A high-quality headshot
A short bio
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

Please visit our archive page to look back at previous Alumni Authors


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