Associate Professor of Art Kriszta Kotsis is an art historian who teaches ancient and medieval art in the Art Department and the Honors Program. She teaches specialized courses on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Western Medieval, and Islamic art. Before joining the University of Puget Sound, she taught at the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University. Her research focuses on representations of women in the Late Antique and Byzantine periods, with special emphasis on images of empresses. She published her work in the Journal of Late Antiquity and in Medieval Feminist Forum and is preparing further publications on representations of Byzantine empresses.