Expertise: English

As Professor of English and Medieval Studies, and an affiliate in the department of Religion, my scholarly work assesses the reach and limits of the imagination, both during the Middle Ages and in the ways we have come to think about the medieval period as a whole. My persistent focus has been on the relation of the imagination to literary, philosophical, and historical trends.

Research Interests:

  • focus on Chaucer and on texts of Medieval Romance from the high to the late Middle Ages, particularly in light of psychoanalytic, postcolonial, gender, and cultural theory.
European Studies, English, English, Gender Studies
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, English, 1995
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, English, 1992
MA, University of California, Berkeley, Systematic Theology, 1988
BA, Loyola Marymount University, History, 1980