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Teaching Assistant

Jennifer Grayburn

University of Virginia

Jennifer is currently an ABD doctoral candidate in the history of art and architecture department at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation, “Transmitting Power: Twelfth-Century Coastal Churches in the North Sea World,” explores the modes and motives of architectural exchange in the twelfth-century North Sea World, including Norway, Scotland, and England. While obtaining her M.A., Jennifer worked as a teaching assistant and instructor at the University of Virginia, as well as an architectural historian at Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, AK. In 2011, Jennifer contributed to the Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands report, Cold Weather Testing in Alaska, 1940-1970. As a Leifur Eiríksson Scholar, Jennifer is currently studying Old Icelandic at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland and researching the textual representation of architecture within saga literature. Additionally, she currently contributes annotations to the WikiSaga database ( and serves on the International Center of Medieval Art student committee.