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. Adler (Italian, Scripps College): Vittoria Colonna; women poets of the Italian Renaissance.
Susana Hernández Araico (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 Bacich (San Jose State University): Ibero-American Colonial Literatures and Cultures, Transatlantic Humanism and Neoplatonism.
Susannah F. Baxendale: Social and political history in Renaissance Italy; family and women's issues; early business history.
Lisa M. Bitel (History, University of Southern California): Early medieval culture and society; Ireland; women and gender.
Matthew Brosamer(English, Mount St. Mary's College): Chaucer, Old English literature, church history, monastic theology, the seven deadly sins.
Cynthia Brown (French, UC Santa Barbara): Late medieval and early Renaissance French literature and culture; text editing; history of the book.
Warren C. Brown (History, California Institute of Technology): Early and Central Middle Ages; conflict resolution; history of power; history of writing.
Gayle K. Brunelle(History, California State University, Fullerton): Early modern commerce, merchants, women and wealth, and the Atlantic world.
Silvia Orvietani Busch (Associate Director, The UCLA Foundation): Medieval Mediterranean history, archaeology, ports; Mediterranean navigation; maritime history.
Michael Calabrese (English, California State University, Los Angeles): Medieval English literature (Chaucer, Langland); medieval amatory tradition (Ovid, Boccaccio); medieval masculinity.
José Cartagena-Calderón (Romance Languages and Literature, Pomona College): Medieval and early modern Spanish literature.
Brian A. Catlos(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. Chevedden: Medieval Mediterranean history; Crusades; medieval artillery; early photography of the Middle East.
Stanley Chodorow (History, UC San Diego): Legal history; canon law; church and state.
Gail Feigenbaum (Associate Director, The Getty Research Institute): Baroque art; religious art.
Andrew Fleck(English, San Jose State University): The Dutch in English national identity.
Carme Font Paz (English, 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. Selected publications: Antología de poetisas del Renacimiento inglés. Ediciones Cátedra (2014); The Spoon and the Pen: Economic Imperatives for Women’s Writing in Europe Before 1800, Co-edited with Nina Geerdink. Rodopi Press (2014).
John Geerken (Emeritus, History, Scripps College): Italian Renaissance; Machiavelli; European intellectual history; history of legal thought.
James Given(History, UC Irvine): Medieval social and political history; heresy and inquisition in Languedoc; social and political conflict.
Joe Gonzalez (Liberal Studies, CSU Fullerton): Late medieval and Renaissance Scandinavia and Europe; cultural and intellectual history; ritual studies.
Piotr S. Górecki(History, 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. Gorse(Art History, Pomona College): Art history of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; urban space and artistic patronage in Renaissance Italy.
Lawrence D. Green(English, University of Southern California): the Renaissance; rhetoric; linguistics.
Maryanne Cline Horowitz(History, Occidental College): Age of Renaissance & Encounter; humanists and mapmakers; visual cues to collections; the mind as a garden; Stoicism; Skepticism, and toleration; cultural history of ideas.
Patrick Hunt (Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Stanford University): Late Antiquity through Renaissance.
C. Stephen Jaeger (Emeritus, German, Comparative Literature, and Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): German and Latin literature of the Middle Ages.
Jennifer Jahner (Caltech): Late medieval literature; law; poetics; multilingualism; manuscript study; gender; histories of medievalist scholarship and the reception of the Middle Ages.
Leslie Ellen Jones: Medieval Welsh literature and history; British and Celtic folklore and mythology; Arthuriana; film and folklore.
Constance Jordan (Emerita, English, Claremont Graduate University): Comparative literature; Shakespeare; history of political thought.
Sharon D. King: Medieval and Renaissance drama; early cookbooks; women's studies; French wars of religion; military strategy; proto-science fiction; early modern Protestant mysticism.
Sharon Kinoshita (UC Santa Cruz): Medieval Mediterranean Studies; medieval French and comparative/world literatures; postcolonial medievalisms; Marco Polo.
Scott Kleinman (English, California State University, Northridge): Medieval English historiography and regional culture; medieval English romance; Old and Middle English philology.
Aaron J. Kleist(Associate Professor of English, Biola University): Old English and Anglo-Latin literature; Ælfric; Anglo-Saxon homilectics; Anglo-Saxon and Patristic theology; digital manuscript editing.
Leonard Michael Koff: Use of the Bible in literature; medieval literature; literature of medieval and Renaissance courts; Chaucer; Gower; Ricardian literary associations; Trecento literary connections; postmodern theory and the pre-modern text.
Thomas Kren (Associate Director for Collections, J. Paul Getty Museum): Medieval and Renaissance manuscript illumination; late medieval Netherlandish painting.
John S. Langdon (Emeritus Head, History and Social Sciences, The Marlborough School, Los Angeles; Continuing Lecturer, UCLA): The Basileia of John III Ducas Vatatzes; Late Roman and Byzantine emperors as warriors: Byzantine Imperial consorts and princesses of the Anatolian Exile.
Leena Löfstedt (University of Helsinki): Old French and Middle French philology.
Joyce Pellerano Ludmer: Critical art history and secondary sources; small presses and artists' books; Leonardo da Vinci; Renaissance and Baroque art history.
Peter C. Mancall(History, University of Southern California): Early modern Atlantic world; early America; native America.
Elizabeth Morrison (Senior Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum): Medieval French secular manuscript illumination; bestiaries; Flemish Renaissance manuscripts; social and historical context of manuscripts.
Michael O'Connell (English, UC Santa Barbara): Renaissance literature; medieval and Renaissance drama; Shakespeare; Spenser; Milton.
Roberta Panzanelli: Medieval and Renaissance art history; northern Italian art; religious art.
Alison Perchuk (Art History, CSU Channel Islands): Visual arts, architecture, and monasticism in Italy and the Mediterranean basin, ca. 800-1200.
Mary Elizabeth Perry (Emerita, History, Occidental College): History of marginal people and minorities, deviance, and disorder in early modern Spain; women's history.
Ricardo Quinones (Professor Emeritus, Comparative Literature, Claremont McKenna College): Renaissance comparative literature; modernism; Dante; Shakespeare; history of ideas (Time); thematics (Cain and Abel); literary dualism.
Mary L. Robertson (William A. Moffett Curator of Medieval & British Historical Manuscripts, The Huntington Library): Early Modern English politics and government; English archives.
Mary Rouse (Retired, former Viator editor, CMRS, UCLA): Medieval manuscripts; history of medieval Paris.
Marilyn Schmitt: Medieval art, Romanesque sculpture.
Christine Petra Sellin (Associate Professor of Art History, California Lutheran University): Religious art, literature, and narrative imagination of the early modern Netherlands.
Valerie A. Shepard (Graduate Student Resource Center, UCLA): medieval and Renaissance English literature; Milton; natural philosophy, cosmology and vitalism.
Stephen H. A. Shepherd(English, 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.
Steve Sohmer (Fleming Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford): Renaissance calendars and Tudor liturgies as they relate to the texts of Shakespeare’s plays.
Stanley Stewart(English, UC Riverside): Renaissance English literature; Shakespeare; literature and philosophy.
Elizabeth C. Teviotdale(Assistant Director of the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University): Medieval liturgical manuscripts.