Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance Literature and Culture; Director, Medieval Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): French Studies, Human Rights, Italian Studies, Literature, Medieval Studies, Theology
Academic Expertise: Literature
Area of Specialization: Medieval Studies
Biography:A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Author of The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors (University of Chicago Press, 2011); Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2005); The Interrogation of Joan of Arc (University of Minnesota Press, 1999), and numerous articles on medieval French and Occitan literature. At Bard since 1993.
- Research Interests: Comparative medieval literature, especially Old French and Occitan; Heresy and inquisition; Romance
- Teaching Interests: Medieval and Renaissance continental literatures; Scholasticism and humanism; Medieval Latin; Medieval Human Rights; The Crusades
- Other Interests: Byzantium; Louisiana