About Me

Sarah Luginbill received her PhD in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2021. Her dissertation, “Portable Altars, Devotion, and Memory in German Lands, 1050-1190 CE,” examines the patronage and use of medieval portable altars in north-central Germany. Sarah is interested in interdisciplinary methods that combine the approaches of art history, history, and religious studies.

Sarah served as a Teaching Assistant for the CU Boulder History Department for four years, and as a Graduate Part-Time Instructor for one year. She is a First-Year Experience instructor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

In 2014, Sarah earned a BA in History, with minors in Art History and Medieval & Renaissance Studies, from Trinity University. She participated in the 2013 archaeological excavation of the Binchester Roman Fort outside Durham, England, and has held internships at the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Portable Altar c.1175-1200, Hildesheim Dommuseum DS25

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