Ravinder Binning's dissertation is entitled The Medieval Art of Fear. The project builds from case studies of objects from as early as the ninth century (the end of Byzantine Iconoclasm). It uncovers the specific formal, spatial, and material strategies that artists employed to respond to medieval desires for fearful religious experiences.
He is 2016-2019 Paul Mellon Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) in Washington, DC; He is also a Mellon fellow in the Santiago Cathedral Program fellowship for the study of the Portal of Glory, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The project is entitled: "The Portal of Glory in a Global View"