Leslie Ross

"Big History is such an exciting and colorful experience! It represents an amazing journey through the known and the unknown. How humans have expressed their perceptions of this in the visual arts through the ages provides endlessly intriguing materials for my students—and for me, too."

Leslie Ross - fullArt historian Leslie Ross received her PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara, her MA from the University of California at Davis, and her BA from Dominican College. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Graves Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities and awards from the National Endowment for Humanities, the Kress Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. A recognized scholar, she is the author of numerous articles, book reviews, and encyclopedia entries (in Holy People of the World: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia, 2004), as well as several books published by Greenwood Press: Text, Image, Message: Saints in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations (2003); Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary (1996); Arts of the Middle Ages (2003); and The Art and Architecture of the World's Religions (2 volumes, 2009). Her latest book, Language in the Visual Arts: The Interplay of Text and Imagery, was published in 2014 by McFarland Press.