Affiliates

CMRS Affiliates are scholars who have a Ph.D. and specialize in some aspect of medieval and Renaissance studies. Candidates for CMRS Affiliate status must be nominated by a CMRS faculty member and approved by the Faculty Advisory Committee. Appointments are usually granted for periods of two or three years. CMRS Affiliates are generally scholars who have received the Ph.D. degree recently and for whom an affiliation with the Center will promote their professional growth.

Brittany AsaroItalian, University of San Diego
Medieval and early modern Italian literature, love by hearsay, physiology of love, love treatises, Luc'Antonio Ridolfi, Boccaccio.
Sara Frances BurdorffEnglish, UCLA
Classical myth, epic, and drama; premodern obstetrics and gynecology; "monster studies”; medieval and early modern mythography and folklore; Shakespeare.
Leanne GoodHistory, University of South Alabama
Cultural historical geography; early medieval political organization in western and central Europe.
Kristina MarkmanHistory, UCLA
Medieval east-central Europe, Baltics, and Rus', Northern Crusades, chronicles, cross-cultural interaction and representation
Christiana Purdy MoudarresItalian, Yale University
Dante; intersection of medieval medicine, science, and literature.
Emily C. RundeText Manuscripts Specialist, Les Enluminures
Medieval English literature, medieval manuscripts, theories and pedagogies of reading in the vernacular, book history.
Ryan SchwarzrockMedieval Iberia, Islam and Christianity, twelfth-century burgher revolts, medieval history writing, cartulary-chronicles.
Kristine TantonMedieval art, architecture, and visual culture; Romanesque sculpture; liturgy; epigraphy; monasticism; word and image studies.
Shannon L. WearingAssistant Editor, Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics
Medieval art and architecture, especially 12th- and 13th-century manuscripts; Iberia and the Mediterranean; cartularies; gender; ideology; identity.
Erica L. WesthoffUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Early modern Italian comic theater and theories of comedy; Renaissance patronage networks, especially the relationship between political power and cultural production; the medieval short story.