Sophie Oosterwijk was born in Gouda (Netherlands) and studied English at Leiden and Medieval Studies at York before obtaining two doctorates in Art History (Leicester) and English Literature (Leiden). She taught Art History at the universities of Leicester, Manchester and St Andrews, and returned to the Netherlands in 2011 to work on the Medieval Memoria Online (MeMO) project at Utrecht University. Sophie is actively involved in the Church Monuments Society and has published widely, incl. two edited volumes, Monumental Industry (2010, on tomb sculpture in medieval England) and Mixed Metaphors (2011, on the Danse Macabre in medieval and renaissance Europe).