Isabelle Ostertag

Isabelle Ostertag is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in Art and Architectural History at the University of Virginia. Her research interests focus on Marian devotion in medieval art and architecture. Her dissertation, “Porta Caeli: Lay Piety and Marian Devotion in the Parochial Lady Chapels of East Anglia,” analyzes lay Marian devotion in medieval England through an examination of parochial chapels dedicated to the Virgin Mary in East Anglia. She received a Master of Philosophy in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Cambridge where she studied under the supervision of Dr. Paul Binski. She received her BA in Art History and German from Williams College.