Carolyn Malone

Professor of Art History and History

Contact Information
E-mail: cmalone@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-4569
Office: VKC 351

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. , University of Kansas
  • M.A. History of Art, UC Berkeley, 1/1968
  • Ph.D. Art History, UC Berkeley, 1/1973
  • Ph.D. Medieval Studies, UC Berkeley, 1/1973

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Professor and Chair of Art History, USC, Fall 2009   
    • Professor and Interim Chair of Art History, USC, Spring 2009   
    • Assistant/Associate Professor of Art History, University of Southern California, 01/01/1981-2008  
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Art Archaeology, Princeton University, 01/01/1975-01/01/1981  
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Vassar College, 01/01/1974-01/01/1975  
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01/01/1974  
    • Visiting Lecturer, Visual and Environmental Studies, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard Univeristy, 01/01/1973  
    • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 01/01/1972  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Malone works on French Romanesque and English Gothic architecture and sculpture. Her book, Facade as Spectacle: Ritual and Ideology at Wells Cathedral (Leiden & Boston, 2004), which was published in Brill's interdisciplinary series, Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, interprets the Gothic façade of Wells as part of political discourse and liturgical innovation in England around 1220. She has also published two books on the early-eleventh century church of Saint-Bénigne in Dijon. The archeological documentation of Saint-Bénigne was published in L’église et la rotonde de Saint-Bénigne à Dijon autour de l’an mil, (Editions universitaires de Dijon, 2008). The liturgical and historical study, Saint-Bénigne de Dijon en l’an mil, "totius Gallie basilicis mirabiliorem": Interprétation politique, liturgique et théologique, Disciplina monastica (5), (Turnhout, 2009) was funded by fellowships from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, ACLS, and AAUW. For the same Brepols series she is currently editing with Clark Maines, Consuetudines et Regulae: Sources for Monastic Life in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. She is also writing a book chapter entitled, “Architecture as Evidence for Liturgical Performance,” Understanding Medieval Liturgy: Essays in Interpretation, (Ashgate, 2013) and an article “The engagement of medieval architecture, liturgy, and the senses,” for Cahiers de Civilization Medieval. Her current research is on twelfth-century sculptural fragments at Canterbury Cathedral.
    Research Specialties
    Medieval Art and Archaeology


    • Malone, C. M. (2009). Saint-Bénigne de Dijon en l’an mil, "totius Gallie basilicis mirabilior": interprétation politique, liturgique et théologique. (Vol. 5). Brepols series : Disciplina monastica (Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium,..
    • Malone, C. M. (2008). Saint-Bénigne et sa rotonde : archéologie d’une église bourguignonne de l’an mil). (Editions universitaires, Dijon, 2008.
    • Malone, C. M. (2004). Façade as Spectacle: Ritual and Ideology at Wells Cathedral. (Vol. 102). Brill Series: Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions.

    Book Chapter
    • Malone, C. M. (2005). “Interprétation des pratiques liturgiques à Saint Bénigne de Dijon d’après ses coutumiers d’inspiration clunisienne". pp. p. 221-250. Dead of Night and Dark of Day.

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • web site, : http://rcf.usc.edu/~cmalone (additional photographic documentation for 2008 book on Saint-Bénigne de Dijon., Spring 2008   

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, Saint-Bénigne de Dijon en l’an mil, "totius Gallie basilicis mirabilior": interprétation politique, liturgique et théologique : Disciplina monastica 5, eds. Susan Boynton and Isabelle Cochelin (Turnhout : Brepols, 2009)., Spring 2010   
    • Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation grant , Spring 2007   
    • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, 2002-2003  
    • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, 2002-2003   

    Service to the Profession

    Professional Memberships
    • Société des Antiquités Tardives, 2004-2009  
    • Medieval Academy of America, 1980-2009  
    • Medieval Association of the Pacific, 1980-2009  
    • Lyonnaise Association de Sauvetage des Sites, 1976-2008  

  • Department of History
  • 3502 Trousdale Parkway
  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90089-0034