Richard Sundt is associate professor in art history at the University of Oregon. He specialises in Medieval Architecture, Ancient Architecture and Pacific Art and Architecture. He has published extensively on gothic architecture and, since 1997, has been researching early Maori churches. He continues to undertake site and archival work in Austria on the former Franciscan Church and Wallseerkapelle at Enns. He belongs to many professional societies including the Association Villard de Honnecourt (AVISTA), the International Center of Medieval Art, the Societe Francaise d'Archeologie, the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship and the Society of Architectural Historians.
"Heavily researched and beautifully presented, this impressive history connects to fields beyond architectural history, including colonialism, Maori, New Zealand, missions, and cultural studies." --Reference & Research Book News