Abby McGehee is an Associate Professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft where she has taught a wide variety of Art History courses since 1997.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in the medieval architecture of France and England. Her dissertation and subsequent research has focused on the Late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture of Paris and Champagne. Her most recent article, "The Virgin Chapel at Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais: Embellishment and Identity in Late Gothic Paris," was published in the Journal of Architectural Historians last year.
Current projects include a study of architectural language in sixteenth-century France and a monograph on the parish church Saint-Jean in Chaumont. She has delivered several papers and organized sessions at the International Congresses on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI and Leeds as well as the annual meetings of the Society of Architectural Historians. She is also an active board member and contributor to the publications of AVISTA (the Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Science, Technology ad Art). Her dissertation research was funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. She was also the recipient of the Getty post-doctoral fellowship in 2002.