Maile Hutterer

Assistant Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
History of Art and Architecture
Research Interests:
Medieval art, architecture, and urban development
Phone: 541-346-8229
Office: 243 Lawrence Hall

Hutterer received her PhD from New York University in 2011, where she studied medieval art and architecture. Before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, she held appointments at Rutgers University and Western Illinois University. Her research focuses on the architecture and embellishment of ecclesiastical buildings in high and late medieval France. The results of these studies have appeared in the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern StudiesGesta, and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. She is currently completing a book manuscript with the working title, “Framing the Church: the social, contextual, and artistic power of Gothic Buttresses.”

At the University of Oregon Hutterer teaches the first term of the department’s architectural history survey (ARH-314).  Her more specialized classes include Art and Crusade, Gothic Architecture, Medieval Art, and Medieval Building Practices.

Selected Publications:

“Architectural Design as an Expression of Religious Tolerance: The Case of Sainte-Madeleine in Montargis,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 76, no. 3 (2017): 281-301.

“Lofty Sculpture: Flying Buttress Decoration and Ecclesiastical Authority,” Gesta 54, no. 2 (2015): 195-218.

When Old Meets New: Classicizing Columns in Northern French Flying Buttress Systems,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44, no. 2 (2014), 281-320. 

Sculpted Processions: Flying Buttresses and the Delineation of Sacred Space in the thirteenth century” in Espace sacré, mémoire sacrée: les Saints-Évêques et leurs villes (Turnhout: Brepolis, 2015), 203-214.

Selected Courses Taught


ARH 314

ARH 399

ARH 399

ARH 399

ARH 407

ARH 407|507

ARH 407|507

ARH 607

ARH 607

History of World Architecture I

Medieval Art

Architecture and Pilgrimage

Gothic Architecture

Divine Art

Art and Crusade

Building and Construction in the Middle Ages

Representing Architecture

Frames and Boundaries