Graduate Theological Union

Rossitza Schroeder

Pacific School of Religion                                                                                   Rossitza Schroeder
Assistant Professor of Art and Religion
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2009

PhD, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005
MA, Southern Methodist University, 1999
MA, Sofia University, 1995
BA, Sofia University, 1994

Phone: 510/849-8277

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art
  • Western Medieval Art
  • Islamic Art


Selected Publications

  • “‘The Salvation of the Soul and the Road to Heaven’: A Fourteenth-Century Interpretation of
    John Klimakos’ Heavenly Ladder,” in Byzantine Images and their Afterlives: Essays in Honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr, Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Transformative Narratives and Shifting Identities in the Narthex of the Boiana Church,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 2012.
  • "Healing the Body, Saving the Soul: Viewing Christ's Healing Ministry in Byzantium," in Healing in Byzantium: Faith and Science, Holy Cross Press, 2010.
  • "Prayer and Penance in the South Bay of Chora Esonarthex," Gesta, 2009.
  • "Images of Christ Emmanuel in Karanlik Kilise," Studies in Iconography, 2008.