Associates

CMRS Associates are scholars holding a Ph.D. or the equivalent who specialize in some aspect of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. To be granted associate status, a scholar must be nominated by a CMRS faculty member and approved by the Center’s Faculty Advisory Committee. Most CMRS Associates hold academic positions at other local educational institutions or research facilities, or are established independent scholars.

Sara M. AdlerItalian, Scripps College
Vittoria Colonna; women poets of the Italian Renaissance.
Marta Albalá PelegrínEnglish and Foreign Languages, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Medieval and Early Modern Spanish, French, Italian and English Drama. Italo-Spanish relationships in the 15th and 16th centuries. Diplomatic history. Humanism. Mediterranean Studies. Print and Visual Culture. Conceptual History. History of the Book.
Susana Hernández AraicoEmerita, English and Foreign Languages, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Early Modern Hispanic Literature, especially political power, sexuality and music in Theatre Cervantes, Quevedo, Lope de Vega, Vélez de Guevara, Rojas Zorrilla, Calderón, Sor Juana and Llamosas); commercial, street and court theatre in Spain: tragicomedias, autos sacramentales, chivalry masques, mythological spectacles; secular and religious pieces in 17th-century Spanish viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru.
Damian BacichSan Jose State University
Ibero-American Colonial Literatures and Cultures, Transatlantic Humanism and Neoplatonism.
Susannah F. BaxendaleIndependent Scholar
Social and political history in Renaissance Italy; family and women's issues; early business history.
Marina BelozerskayaIndependent Scholar
Burgundian court, Renaissance alchemy, luxury and other arts of the Renaissance, exotic animals, travel and piracy around the Mediterranean.
Lisa M. BitelHistory, University of Southern California
Late Antique/ early medieval European history; Ireland and Britain; pre-modern religions.
Matthew BrosamerEnglish, Mount St. Mary's College
Chaucer, Old English literature, church history, monastic theology, the seven deadly sins.
Cynthia J. BrownFrench, UC Santa Barbara
Late medieval and early Renaissance French literature and culture; text editing; history of the book.
Warren C. BrownHistory, California Institute of Technology
Early and Central Middle Ages; conflict resolution; history of power; history of writing.
Gayle K. BrunelleHistory, California State University, Fullerton
Early modern commerce, merchants, women and wealth, and the Atlantic world.
Silvia Orvietani BuschAssociate Director, UCLA Donor Relations
Medieval Mediterranean history, archaeology, ports; Mediterranean navigation; maritime history.
Michael CalabreseEnglish, California State University, Los Angeles
Medieval English literature (Chaucer, Langland); medieval amatory tradition (Ovid, Boccaccio); medieval masculinity.
José Cartagena-CalderónRomance Languages and Literature, Pomona College
Medieval and early modern Spanish literature.
Brian A. CatlosReligious Studies,University of Colorado at Boulder, and Humanities, UC Santa Cruz
Medieval Iberia and Europe; Islamic world; Pre-modern Mediterranean; social and economic history; ethnicity and religious identity; Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations.
Rafael Chabrán Modern Languages, Whittier College
Life and works of Francisco Hernández; Cervantes and medicine; history of science and medicine in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Spain and Mexico.
Paul E. CheveddenResearch Affiliate-Research Fellow, History, University of Texas at Austin
Medieval Mediterranean history; Crusades; medieval artillery; early photography of the Middle East.
Stanley ChodorowHistory, UC San Diego
Legal history; canon law; church and state.
Luisa Del GiudiceIndependent Scholar
Ethnology; Italian and Italian diaspora culture and oral history.
Gail FeigenbaumAssociate Director, The Getty Research Institute
Baroque art; religious art.
Andrew FleckEnglish, University of Texas at El Paso
The Dutch in English national identity.
Carme Font PazEnglish, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Late medieval–early modern women’s writing, especially poetry and prose. Theoretical considerations of the early modern women writers’ canon. Prophetic speech in a post-reformation context; medieval herbals and lapidaries in the Mediterranean.
Diane GhirardoArchitecture, University of Southern California
Women's spaces in Renaissance Italy; Italian Renaissance architecture; Lucrezia Borgia; Renaissance Ferrara.
James Given History, UC Irvine
Medieval social and political history; heresy and inquisition in Languedoc; social and political conflict.
Joe GonzalezLiberal Studies, CSU Fullerton
Late medieval and Renaissance Scandinavia and Europe; cultural and intellectual history; ritual studies.
Piotr S. GóreckiHistory, UC Riverside
Early and central Middle Ages; Poland and east-central Europe; legal history in a social context; relationship between communities and judicial institutions.
George L. GorseArt History, Pomona College
Art history of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; urban space and artistic patronage in Renaissance Italy.
Lawrence D. GreenEnglish, University of Southern California
The Renaissance; rhetoric; linguistics.
Hilary A. HaakensonArt History and Interdisciplinary Education, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Late Medieval and Renaissance art history, Mediterranean studies, material culture, cartography, art of empire, cosmography.
Justin HaynesClassics, UCLA
Virgil & the epic tradition; ancient & medieval literary criticism; Latin textual criticism & paleography.
Maryanne Cline HorowitzHistory, Occidental College
Age of Renaissance & Encounter; humanists and mapmakers; personifications; visual cues to collections; the mind as a garden; Stoicism; Skepticism; cultural history of ideas.
Patrick HuntCenter for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Stanford University
Late Antiquity through Renaissance.
C. Stephen JaegerEmeritus, German, Comparative Literature, and Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
German and Latin literature of the Middle Ages.
Jennifer JahnerCalifornia Institute of Technology
Late medieval literature; law; poetics; multilingualism; manuscript study; gender; histories of medievalist scholarship and the reception of the Middle Ages.
Leslie Ellen JonesIndependent Scholar
Medieval Welsh literature and history; British and Celtic folklore and mythology; Arthuriana; film and folklore.
Constance JordanEmerita, English, Claremont Graduate University
Comparative literature; Shakespeare; history of political thought.
Sharon D. KingIndependent Scholar
Medieval and Renaissance drama; early cookbooks; women's studies; French wars of religion; military strategy; proto-science fiction; early modern Protestant mysticism.
Sharon KinoshitaUC Santa Cruz
Medieval Mediterranean Studies; medieval French and comparative/world literatures; postcolonial medievalisms; Marco Polo.
Scott KleinmanEnglish, California State University, Northridge
Medieval English historiography and regional culture; medieval English romance; Old and Middle English philology.
Aaron J. KleistAssociate Provost for Academic Innovation, Biola University
Old English and Anglo-Latin literature; Ælfric; Anglo-Saxon homilectics; Anglo-Saxon and Patristic theology; digital manuscript editing.
Leonard Michael KoffIndependent Scholar
Use of the Bible in literature; medieval literature; Chaucer; Gower; medievalism; Trecento literary connections; literature of medieval and Renaissance courts; postmodern theory and the pre-modern text; literature and philosophy, ancient and medieval.
Monique KornellIndependent Scholar
History of anatomical illustration, 16th-18th centuries; anatomy books for artists; history of medicine.
Thomas KrenMedieval and Renaissance manuscript illumination; late medieval Netherlandish painting.
John S. LangdonEmeritus, The Marlborough School, Los Angeles, and Continuing Lecturer, UCLA
The Emperor John III Ducas Vatatzes meets the challenge of Seljuqs, Mongols, and Crusaders in the eastern Mediterranean.
Leena LöfstedtUniversity of Helsinki
Old French and Middle French philology.
Joyce Pellerano LudmerCritical art history and secondary sources; small presses and artists' books; Leonardo da Vinci; Renaissance and Baroque art history.
Guendalina Ajello MahlerVisiting Scholar, UCLA
Italian art, architecture and urbanism 1300-1700; early modern festive ephemera.
Peter C. MancallHistory, University of Southern California
Early modern Atlantic world; early America; native America.
Elizabeth MorrisonSenior Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum
Medieval French secular manuscript illumination; bestiaries; Flemish Renaissance manuscripts; social and historical context of manuscripts.
Michael O'ConnellEmeritus, English, UC Santa Barbara
Renaissance literature; medieval and Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; Spenser; Milton.
Roberta PanzanelliMedieval and Renaissance art history; northern Italian art; religious art.
Alison PerchukArt History, California State University Channel Islands
Visual arts, architecture, and monasticism in Italy and the Mediterranean basin, ca. 800-1200.
Mary Elizabeth PerryEmerita, History, Occidental College
History of marginal people and minorities, deviance, and disorder in early modern Spain; women's history.
Ricardo QuinonesEmeritus, Comparative Literature, Claremont McKenna College
Renaissance comparative literature; modernism; Dante; Shakespeare; history of ideas (Time); thematics (Cain and Abel); literary dualism.
Mary L. RobertsonEmerita, The Huntington Library
Early Modern English politics and government; English archives.
Mary RouseRetired, UCLA
Medieval manuscripts; history of medieval Paris.
Erika Rummel Emerita, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Toronto
Erasmus, intellectual history of early modern Europe, Humanism, Reformation.
Christine Petra SellinArt History, California Lutheran University
Religious art, literature, and narrative imagination of the early modern Netherlands.
Valerie ShepardGraduate Student Resource Center, UCLA
Medieval and Renaissance English literature; Milton; natural philosophy, cosmology and vitalism.
Stephen H. A. ShepherdEnglish, Loyola Marymount University
Middle English Romance; Malory; Langland; textual criticism; late medieval manuscripts in their material and social contexts.

Cynthia Skenazi
French and Italian, UC Santa Barbara
Renaissance literature and culture, rhetoric, architecture, aging studies.
Jennifer A. T. SmithEnglish, Pepperdine University
Medieval English literature, the trivium, vernacular theology, philology, alliterative verse, Reginald Pecock, and digital pedagogy.
Steve SohmerFleming Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford
Renaissance calendars and Tudor liturgies as they relate to the texts of Shakespeare’s plays.
Margarita Tascón GonzálezUniversity of León, Spain
Medieval European history focusing on the Hispanic world ; protocol history; nutrition history.
Corey TazzaraHistory, Scripps College
Early modern Italy and the Mediterranean: economic history, political history, and material culture.
Elizabeth C. TeviotdaleThe Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University
Medieval liturgical manuscripts.
Sara TorresPostdoc, English, University of Virginia
Medieval and Renaissance English literature; Iberian literature; history of the book and manuscript studies; literature of the Hundred Years War; travel literature.
Alain TouwaideIndependent Scholar
Medieval and Renaissance medical manuscripts and early-printed books; medicine, pharmacy, and herbals in Byzantium, the Middle Ages, the Arabic world, and the Renaissance.
Nancy van DeusenMusic, Claremont Graduate University
Loren J. WeberIndependent Scholar
Medieval historiography; court culture and literature; chivalric romance and courtly love; textual criticism and transmission.
Robert S. WestmanHistory and Science Studies, UC San Diego
Early modern science; Copernican studies; astrological culture.
Vanessa WilkieWilliam A. Moffett Curator of Medieval and British Historical Manuscripts, Huntington Library
Early modern British history, gender, and family history; British archives; manuscript studies.