Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2001
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College|CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Medieval Art and Material Culture of the Mediterranean
Professor of Medieval Art and Material Culture of the Mediterranean
Professor Jennifer Ball has previously taught at Colgate University and is a frequent lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has held fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Princeton University’s Program in Hellenic Studies. In 2007, she received the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Fellowship for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities at Brooklyn College. In 2010-2011, she was awarded the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities Fellowship for her project Habit Formation: The History and Meaning of Byzantine Monastic Dress.
"Decoding the Habit of the Byzantine Nun." Journal of Modern Hellenism 27 (2009-2010): 25-52.
“The Missing Link: Filling the Gap in the Evolution of Medieval Domestic Looms.” Anayemata Evrtika: Early Christian, Byzantine and Armenian Studies in Honor of Thomas F. Mathews. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern GmBH, 2009.
“A Double-Headed Eagle Embroidery: From Battlefield to Altar.”Metropolitan Museum Journal 41 (2006): 59-64.
“A Syrian Liturgical Stole.” Hugoye: The Journal of Syriac Studies 9, no.1 (January 2006).
"Representations of Byzantine Secular Dress in Painting, 8th-12th Centuries." New Middle Ages Series. New York: Palgrave, 2005.
Contributor. Byzantium: Faith and Power. Exh. Cat. Edited by Helen C. Evans. Metropolitan Museum of Art. NY: Metropolitan Museum/Abrams, 2004.