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 Art History

Erik Thunø (PhD, Johns Hopkins) 
The "image" in medieval art; late medieval painting and mosaics.
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Archer St. Clair Harvey (PhD, Princeton) 
Early Christian & Byzantine Art.
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Laura Weigert (PhD, Northwestern) 
Northern Renaissance Art
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Tarek Kahlaoui (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) 
Islamic art
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Asian Languages and Cultures

Jessey Choo (PhD, Princeton)
Medieval Chinese culture and religion, history of medicine and the body, women and gender.
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Wendy Swartz (PhD, California at Los Angeles)
Medieval Chinese poetry and literary criticism and theory between the 3rd to 10th centuries.
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English Literature

Stacy Klein (PhD, Ohio State)
Anglo-Saxon literature and culture, gender and feminist theory, Old and Middle English hagiography, queenship, literary representations of women and their relationship to social practice.
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Jacqueline T. Miller (PhD, Johns Hopkins)
Gender and linguistic nationalism, Spenser, Mary Worth, sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry.
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Sarah Novacich (PhD, Yale)
Medieval literature, especially drama and poetry; religion; gender; archival theory.
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Larry Scanlon (PhD, Johns Hopkins)
Medieval literature, gender and sexuality, multiculturalism, cultural theory, pedagogy and composition theory.
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French

Francois Cornilliat (Doctorat d'Etat, Paris III)
Sixteenth century literature, poetics and rhetoric.
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Ana Pairet-Vinas (PhD, University of Pennsylvania)
Fourteenth and fifteenth century narrative and lyric; history of the French, Occitan, and Catalan languages; poetics of metamorphosis in medieval culture.
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Mary B. Speer, emerita (PhD, Princeton)
Old French literature and language, theory and practice of textual criticism, Seven Sages of Rome Cycle, Lancelot-Grail Prose Cycle.
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German

Marlene Ciklamini, emerita (PhD, Yale)
Germanic philology, Old Norse literature and folklore, medieval literature and history.
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History

Rudolph M. Bell (PhD, CUNY)
Late medieval and renaissance developments, gender issues, anorexic saints.
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Leah DeVun (PhD, Columbia)
History of science and history of gender, sex, and sexuality in medieval and early modern Europe, and the legacy of this history in the modernworld.
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Samantha Kelly (PhD, Northwestern)
Medieval and Renaissance Italy, late medieval and early modern political and intellectual history.
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James P. Masschaele (PhD, Toronto)
Social and economic history, medieval England, commerce, peasant culture.
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Stephen W. Reinert (PhD, California at Los Angeles)
Comparative medieval history, fourteenth & fifteenth centuries, focusing on Byzantium, Burgundy, & the early Ottoman empire.
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Sarolta Takács (PhD, California-Irvine)
Roman late antiquity, women and gender, politics and religion.
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Paola Tartakoff (PhD, Columbia)
Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Iberian Penisula, medieval heresy and inquisitions.
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Nukhet Varlik (PhD, University of Chicago)
Ottoman Empire, early modern Mediterranean, history of medicine (Rutgers-Newark)
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Italian

David R. Marsh (PhD, Harvard)
Classical tradition in Italian humanism from Petrarch to Vico, with special emphasis on dialogue and fable.
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Alessandro Vettori (Dott. in Lettere, Florence; PhD, Yale)
Thirteenth-century Italian literature, especially Dante & Franciscan authors.
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Laura S. White (PhD, U. California at Los Angeles)
Italian Renaissance theater, epic, early medieval literature.
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Librarians

Floyd Grave (PhD, New York University)
Form and style in instrumental works by Haydn and Mozart, theoretical and critical writings of Abbe Georg Joseph Vogler.
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James Niessen
World History Librarian (Alexander Library)

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Political Science

Peter Dennis Bathory (PhD, Harvard)
Medieval political theory, leadership and statecraft, Augustine.
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Religion

Tia Kolbaba (PhD, Toronto)
Early Christianity, medieval orthodoxy, Byzantine perceptions of western medieval religion and culture.
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Mahlon Smith (MSL, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies), Emeritus
New Testament studies, the historical Jesus, relations between medieval orthodoxy and Catholicism.
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Emma J. Wasserman (PhD, Yale)
New Testament, religions of the Greco-Roman world, Second Temple Judaism
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Diane Shane Fruchtman
Assistant Professor, History of Christianity

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Classics

T. Corey Brennan (PhD, Harvard)
Roman political history, social history of classical antiquity.
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Serena Connolly (PhD, Yale)
Roman history, especially late Roman social, political, and legal history; non-elite Latin literature.
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Visiting Scholars

The field of Medieval Studies is enormous and as varied as any coat of many colors. Thanks to the number of scholars investigating its different areas and the scope and momentum of their discoveries, the field itself is changing rapidly. The importance of these advances in factual knowledge, theories of history, and method have general importance because of the huge place the Middle Ages occupy in the entire history of Europe. Recognizing that the field is continually being re-made, Rutgers-New Brunswick opened ways to supplement and diversify the already strong curriculum provided by members of the regular faculty in medieval studies. Some visitors have been accomplished scholars early in their careers. Others have been distinguished senior scholars, among those very people who have changed the contours of the field. Visitors have conducted research in such areas as Hispanic History, Italian History, Jewish Studies, Byzantine Art History, Historiography and Palaeography.