Kristina Potuckova is a graduate student studying the art and architecture of medieval Europe. In her research, she focuses on issues of reception and religious ritual, especially liturgical uses of art, monastic image practices, memorial cultures, and display and materiality in medieval church treasuries. She is also particularly interested in the roles of women as makers, patrons, and viewers of medieval art.
A native of Slovakia, she received her undergraduate degree in the history of art and culture at the University of Trnava (2006). She holds an MA in medieval studies from Central European University (2007) and an MA in art history from Tufts University (2014). She conducted independent research based on her qualifying paper Framing the Visible: Canonesses of Essen and Their Treasury as a research collaborator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014 - 2016). She currently serves as a subject editor for Vexillum: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical and Medieval Studies. Most recently, she presented a paper titled In Charge of a Sacred Treasure: The Role of Sacristans in Women’s Convents at the 36th Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians in Québec City, Canada.