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Slate of Candidates for MAA Election 2013


Richard Unger. Professor Emeritus of History, University of British Columbia. B.A., Haverford College; A.M., University of Chicago; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Scholarly interests: environmental history, economic history, history of technology. Selected publications: Global Commodity Prices Database (with Robert Allen); Pictures of Power: Ships on Maps in Renaissance Europe (2010); Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (2004); Shipping Efficiency and Economic Growth 1350–1850 (ed., 2011); Britain and Poland-Lithuania—Contact and Comparison From the Middle Ages to 1795 (ed., 2008).



William Chester Jordan. Dayton-Stockton Professor and Chair, Department of History, Princeton University. B.A., Ripon College; Ph.D., Princeton University. Scholarly interests: French history, Jewish-Christian relations, French-English relations, serfdom, credit. Selected publications: Louis IX and the Challenge of the Crusade: A Study in Rulership (1980); TheFrench Monarchy and the Jews from Philip Augustus to the Last Capetians (1989); The Great Famine: Northern Europe in theEarly Fourteenth Century (1996); A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century (2009).



Barbara Newman. Professor of English, Religious Studies and Classics, Northwestern University. B.A., Oberlin College; M.A. Div., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Yale University. Scholarly interests: medieval comparative literature and religion. Selected publications: Frauenlob's Song of Songs: A Medieval Poet and His Masterpiece (2006); God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages (2003); From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature (1995); Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard's Theology of the Feminine (1987). Professional activities: Councillor of MAA, 2001–3; Orator of the Fellows, 2006–8; program chair for MAA Chicago meeting, 2008–9; president of the Illinois Medieval Association (2004–5) and the American Society of Church History (2011); organizer of Mellon Symposia on Medieval Subjectivity (2011) and The Middle Ages in Translation (2013).


Kathryn Brush. Professor of Art History, University of Western Ontario. B.A., McMaster University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University. Scholarly interests: Romanesque and Gothic art; medieval sculpture; the historiography of cultural-historical thought; histories of museums, archives and art collecting; medievalism. Selected publications: Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier (ed., 2010); Vastly More Than Brick and Mortar: Reinventing the Fogg Art Museum in the 1920s (2003); The Shaping of Art History: Wilhelm Vöge, Adolph Goldschmidt, and the Study of Medieval Art (1996); Artistic Integration in Gothic Building (co-ed., 1995). Professional activities: advisor (1997–2000 & 2002–5) and board of directors (2009-12), International Center of Medieval Art; editorial board, Journal of Art Historiography (2009–present); curator of Vastly More Than Brick and Mortar: Reinventing the Fogg Art Museum in the 1920s (Harvard Art Museums, 2004); chief curator of Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier (University of Western Ontario, 2010–11).

Susan L. Einbinder. Professor of Hebraic & Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Connecticut. B.A., Brown University; M.A.H.L., Hebrew Union College; Ph.D., Columbia University. Scholarly interests: Late medieval Jewish writing, Hebrew and vernacular writing; writing and martyrdom; persecution and exile; the scientific and belles lettres writing of physicians; liturgical poetry, Hebrew manuscripts. Selected publications: No Place of Rest: Medieval Jewish Literature, Expulsion, and the Memory of France (2009); Beautiful Death: Jewish Poetry and Martyrdom in Medieval France (2002); "Prison Prologues: Jewish Prison Writing from Late Medieval Aragon and Provence,” Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures (2012); "Seeing the Blind: The Lament for Uri haLevi and Hysterical Blindness among Medieval Jews,” Jewish Studies Quarterly (2013). Professional activities: editorial boards of Jewish History and Prooftexts; members in the Association for Jewish Studies, the American Historical Association, the Hagiography Society and a number of Midwestern medievalist groups; secretary of the Refuser Solidarity Network; former mentor, "Off the Streets” program at Cincinnati Union Bethel’s Anna Louise Inn.

Thomas F. Madden. Professor of History, Saint Louis University. B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Scholarly interests: Medieval Mediterranean, Venice, Crusading movement. Selected publications: Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice (2003); Venice: A New History (2012); The New Concise History of the Crusades (2005); The Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of Constantinople (co-author, 1997). Professional activities: director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University; program chair and host for the Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting (2012); founder and director of the Medieval Italy Prosopographical Database Project, the Crusades Studies Forum, the International Symposium on Crusade Studies, and the Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies; president of the Midwest Medieval History Conference (2000-01); editorial board of Revista Chilena de Estudios Medievales and Crusades; webmaster for the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East; fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (2012).

Robert A. Maxwell. Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania. A.B., Princeton; M.A., Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Scholarly interests: Romanesque and Early Gothic sculpture and manuscripts; history-writing, chronicles and cartularies. Selected publications: Current Directions in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies (co-ed., 2011); Representing History 900-1300: Art, Music, History (ed., 2010); The Art of Medieval Urbanism: Parthenay in Romanesque Aquitaine (2007); "La sculpture romane et ses programmes: questions de méthode,” in Cahiers du Léopard d'Or: Le programme (2011). Professional activities: commitment to interdisciplinary research and to advancing interdisciplinary Medieval Studies programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley Medieval Association; international collaborations among institutions (INHA, Paris and Philadelphia Museum of Art) to advance research in medieval sculpture and public awareness of medieval culture through museum installations; editorial boards: Studies in Iconography, Gesta, Cahiers du Saint-Michel de Cuxa.

Elizabeth Morrison. Senior Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum. B.A., Northwestern University, M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Scholarly interests: manuscript illumination. Selected publications: "Linking Ancient Troy and Medieval France: Texts and Images of the Roman de Troie,” in Medieval Manuscripts, Their Makers and Users: A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse (2011); Imagining the Past in France, 1250–1500 (co-author, 2010); "A Story of Devotion: Narrative Construction in the Saint Petersburg Miracles de Notre Dame,” in Occidentalia: Manuscript and Collections (2010); "Iconographic Originality in the Oeuvre of the Master of the David Scenes,” in Flemish Manuscript Painting in Context: Recent Research, Elizabeth Morrison, ed. (2007). Professional activities: planning committee for the 2014 Medieval Academy Annual Meeting in Los Angeles; board of directors, International Centerof Medieval Art, 2011–14; co-organized with UCLA the symposium "The Future of the Past: History in the Medieval Francophone West” (2011); steering committee, Getty Curatorial Forum (2007–8); nominating committee member, International Center of Medieval Art (2006); associate status at UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies since 2006; organized 10 exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum (1996–2012).

Richard G. Newhauser. Professor of English, Arizona State University, Tempe. B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Scholarly interests: the moral tradition in intellectual history; Middle English literature; sensory history. Selected publications: Peter of Limoges, The Moral Treatise on the Eye (trans., 2012); "On Ambiguity in Moral Theology: When the Vices Masquerade as Virtues,” in Sin: Essays on the Moral Tradition in the Western Middle Ages (2007); The Early History of Greed: The Sin of Avarice in Early Medieval Thought and Literature (2000); The Treatise on Vices and Virtues in Latin and the Vernacular, Typologie des sources du moyen âge occidental 68 (1993). Professional activities: director of NEH Summer Seminars (2004, 2006); member ofthe program committee for theMedieval Academy Annual Meeting (2000); developer and coordinator of the Visiting Scholars Initiative for CARA (1991–2004); chair of the Trinity University Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee (1991–2007); president of the Texas Medieval Association (2001–2); organized several conferences, including "Science, Ethics, and the Transformations of Art in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries” (Clark Art Institute, 2013).

Fiona Somerset. Associate Professor of English, University of Connecticut. A.B., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Scholarly interests: medieval literature, historiography, intellectual history, history of religion, medieval philosophy. Selected publications: Wycliffite Spirituality (co-author, 2012); Four Wycliffite Dialogues (2009); The Vulgar Tongue: Medieval and Postmedieval Vernacularity (co-ed., 2003); Clerical Discourse and Lay Audience in Late Medieval England (1998). Professional activities: editor of the Yearbook of Langland Studies; administrative officer and treasurer for the International Piers Plowman Society; co-founder and board member of the Lollard Society and organizer of its comparative sessions on later medieval religion and intellectual history (1997–present); involved in developing new possibilities for collaborative digital study and editing of highly variant texts, and for the digital training of graduate students.

Anders Winroth. Professor of History, Yale University. B.A., Stockholm University; Ph.D., Columbia University. Scholarly interests: law and religion, Scandinavia, Vikings. Selected publications: The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe (2012); The Making of Gratian's Decretum (2000). Professional activities: active within the legal history community and working to bring the Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law back to New Haven; organizer of the Medieval Academy Annual Meeting (2010); chair of the Medieval Studies Program, Yale (2005–7); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow (2004–8); Mellon Foundation Grant (2012).



Scott G. Bruce. Associate Professor of History, University of Colorado at Boulder. B.A., York University M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. Scholarly interests: the religious and cultural history of the early and central Middle Ages (c.400–1200), with a special interest in Cluniac monasticism, hagiography and Latin poetry. Selected publications: Ecologies and Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Studies in Environmental History for Richard C. Hoffmann (ed., 2010); Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition (c. 900–1200) (2007); "An Abbot Between Two Cultures: Maiolus of Cluny Considers the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet,” Early Medieval Europe (2007); "Nunc homo, cras humus: A Twelfth-Century Cluniac Poem on the Certainty of Death (Troyes, Médiathèque de l’Agglomeration troyenne 918, fols. 78v-79v),” The Journal of Medieval Latin (2006). Professional activities: book review editor (2009–11), editor (2011–present) and frequent contributor to The Medieval Review (TMR); council member of Western Society for French History (2008–10).

Gary Macy. John Nobili, S.J. Professor of Theology, Santa Clara University. B.A., M.A., Marquette University; Ph.D., University of Cambridge. Scholarly interests: medieval theology, Christian symbol and ritual, women in Christianity. Selected publications: A Companion to the Eucharist in the Middle Ages (co-author, 2012); The Hidden History of the Ordination of Women: Female Clergy in the Medieval West (2007); "The Dogma of Transubstantiation in the Middle Ages,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History (1994); Theologies of the Eucharist in the Early Scholastic Period (1984). Professional activities: secretary of the College Theology Society (1993–97); chair of the Religious Studies Department of the University of San Diego (1995–98) and of Santa Clara University (2011–present); member of Catherine LaCugna Award Committee of the Catholic Theological Society (2010–13).

KenPennington. Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, The Catholic University of America. B.A., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., Cornell University. Scholarly interests: legal history, political theory, church history, paleography. Selected publications: TheHistory of Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to theDecretals of Pope Gregory IX(2008); The Prince and the Law, 1200–1600: Sovereignty and Rights in theWestern Legal Tradition(1993); Pope and Bishops: The PapalMonarchy in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (1984); JohannisTeutonici Apparatus glossarum in Compilationem tertiam (1981). Professionalactivities: board of directors of the StephanKuttner Institute of MedievalCanon Law (1996–present); co-director, InternationalSchool of Ius Commune, EttoreMajorana Center (1993–present); secretary for North America (1992–96), vice-president (1996–2000), and president (2000–2008), Iuris canonici mediiaevi consociatio (Society for Medieval Canon Law); corresponding member ofthe board of directors,Monumenta Germaniae Historica (2000–present);editor of theBulletin of Medieval Canon Law 1974–present.

F. Regina Psaki.The Giustina Family Professor of Italian Language and Literature and Professor of Romance Languages, University of Oregon. B.A., Dickinson College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Scholarly interests: medieval Italian and French literature. Selected publications: The Arthur of the Italians (co-author, forthcoming); "The Book’s Two Fathers: Marco Polo, Rustichello, and Le Devisement dou Monde,” Medievalia (2011); "Boccaccio’s Corbaccio as a Secret Admirer,” Heliotropia (2010); Boccaccio and Feminist Criticism (co-ed., 2006). Professional activities: editorial board, Dante Studies (2004–8); book review editor for Speculum (2007–10); president of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (1997–99); co-president of the University of Oregon chapter of the American Association of University Professors (2011–13); conference organizer, American Association of Italian Studies, 1999 and 2013.





































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