Meet Stephenie E. McGucken
Visiting Assistant Professor, Art and Design
Phone: (813) 257-4007
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2012 Dickinson College, B.A.
2013 University of East Anglia, M.A.
2018 University of Edinburgh, Ph.D.
Form and Idea
Survey of Non-Western Art
Stephenie McGucken has broad research and teaching interests related to gender, materiality, color, and the representation of the past and its material culture in popular culture. Her main research explores gendered portrayals in Early Medieval Manuscripts, with a focus on the Psychomachia in Early Medieval England, its materiality and gendered portrayal of vices.
McGucken's publications include a consideration of aspects of the Psychomachia cycles utilizing transgender theory and an examination of the types of feminine representation found in English manuscripts around c. 1000. She has also published on the portrayal of castles in "Outlander," an exploration of "Star Wars" rebels in terms of the development of fourth wave feminism, and on "Star Wars" and its use of relics.
During her Ph.D., McGucken founded the Edinburgh Medieval Pigment Project to facilitate experimentation with pigments commonly used in the Middle Ages; the project worked with organizations such as Rosslyn Chapel and the National Galleries of Scotland to provide workshops and advice on using natural dyes.
Apart from her main area of research, McGucken is working on an ongoing blog-based project around the portrayal of art and material culture in the All Souls Universe. Additionally, she is working with Lauren Chochinov (Sheridan College, Toronto) to develop a project exploring the medievalism of "Star Wars."
McGucken is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.