Curriculum vitae




Pamela Sheingorn

Fellow, Medieval Academy of America


Professor of History Emerita, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

Professor of History and of Theatre Emerita, The Graduate Center, CUNY


July 1, 1999-June 30, 2006:

Executive Officer, Ph.D. Program in Theatre

The Graduate Center, City University of New York


Contact Information:

220 Shaker Boulevard, Enfield, NH 03748

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B.A. University of Kansas, 1966 (with honors in art history)

M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1969, art history

                  Thesis: “The Naumburg Choir Figures”

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974, art history (minor in medieval studies)

                  Dissertation: “The Easter Sepulchre: A Study in Art and Liturgy”





1. The Easter Sepulchre in England.  Early Drama, Art, and Music Reference Series 5.  Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute, 1987.

2. Interpreting Cultural Symbols: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Society.  A collection of essays with 68-page introduction. Co-edited with Kathleen Ashley.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.

3. The Book of Sainte Foy.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995; reprinted 1995.  A translation of the Liber miraculorum Sancte Fidis and other texts relevant to the cult of the female child martyr Sainte Foy. 

4.  Writing Faith: Text, Sign, and History in the Miracles of Sainte Foy.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.  Co-author: Kathleen Ashley

5. Same-Sex Love and Desire Among Women in the Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave, 2001. A collection of essays co-edited with Francesca Canadé Sautman; includes a substantial introduction by the co-editors.

6.  Myth, Montage, and the Visuality in Late Medieval Manuscript Culture: Christine de Pizan’s Epistre Othea. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003 (paperback, 2006). Co-author: Marilynn Desmond.



1. “Reynolds v. United States: Nineteenth Century Forms of Marriage and the Status of Women,” Connecticut Law Review, 10 (1978): 828-858 (with Carol Weisbrod); reprinted in Collected Articles on American Constitutional and Legal History, edited by Kermit L. Hall, New York: Garland, 1986.

2. “The Sepulchrum Domini: A Study in Art and Liturgy,” Studies in Iconography  4 (1978): 37-60.

3. “On Using Medieval Art in the Study of Medieval Drama: An Introduction to Methodology,” Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 22 (1979): 101-109.

4. “The Moment of Resurrection in the Corpus Christi Plays,” Medievalia et Humanistica, 11 (1982): 111-129.

5. “‘All This was Token Domysday to Drede’: Visual Signs of Last Judgment in the Corpus Christi Cycles and in Late Gothic Art,” in Homo, Memento Finis: The Last Judgment in Medieval Art and Drama, ed. David Bevington et al. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 1985, 121-45 (with David Bevington).

6. “‘For God is such a Doomsman’: Origins and Development of the Theme of Last Judgment,” in Homo, Memento Finis, ed. Bevington et al, 15-58.

7. “The Bosom of Abraham Trinity: A Late Medieval All Saints Image,” in England in the Fifteenth Century: Proceedings of the 1986 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. Daniel Williams. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, 1987, 273-95.

8. “Illustrations in the Manuscript of the Lille Plays,” Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 30 (1988): 173-76.

9. “‘No Sepulchre on Good Friday’: The Impact of the Reformation on the Easter Rites in England,” in Iconoclasm versus Art and Drama, ed. Clifford Davidson and Ann Eljenholm Nichols (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 1989): 145-63.

10. “The Visual Language of Drama: Principles of Composition,” in Contexts for Early English Drama, ed. Marianne Briscoe and John Coldeway. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989, 174-92.

11. Fourteen entries on English medieval alabasters in Gothic Sculpture in American Collections, Volume 1: The New England Museums, ed. Dorothy Gillerman. New York: Garland, 1989.

12. “The Te Deum Altarpiece and the Iconography of Praise,” in Early Tudor England: Proceedings of the 1987 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. Daniel Williams. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1989, 171-82.

13. “The Holy Kinship: The Ascendency of Matriliny in Sacred Genealogy of the Fifteenth Century,” Thought: A Review of Culture and Idea (Fordham University Quarterly) 64, No. 254 (1989): 268-86. 

14. “Typology and the Teaching of Medieval Drama,” in Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama, ed. Richard K. Emmerson. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1990, 90-100.

15. “Appropriating the Holy Kinship: Gender and Family History,” in Interpreting Cultural Symbols: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Society, 169-98.

16. “‘Who can open the doors of his face?’: The Iconography of Hell Mouth,” in The Iconography of Hell, ed. Clifford Davidson. Kalamazoo: The Medieval Institute, 1992, 1-19.

17. “An Unsentimental View of Ritual in the Middle Ages, Or, Sainte Foy was No Snow White,” Journal of Ritual Studies 6.1 (Winter 1992): 63-85 (with Kathleen Ashley).

18. “The Virtues of Hildegard's Ordo Virtutum; or, It Was a Woman's World,” in The Ordo Virtutum of Hildegard of Bingen, ed. Audrey Ekdahl Davidson. Kalamazoo: The Medieval Institute, 1992, 43-62.

19. “‘The Wise Mother’: The Image of Saint Anne Teaching the Virgin Mary,  Gesta 32.1 (1993): 73-85.

20. “Medieval Drama Studies and the New Art History,  Mediaevalia 18 (1995 for 1992): 143-62.

21.  “Le culte de Sainte Foy ą Sélestat et ą Conques: étude comparative,”  (with Kathleen Ashley),  Annuaire 1994. Les amis de la BibliothŹque Humaniste de Sélestat, 77-83.

22.  “‘And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest’: The Soul's Conveyance to the Afterlife in the Middle Ages,” in Art Into Life: Collected Papers from the Kresge Art Museum Medieval Symposia, ed. Carol Fisher and Kathleen Scott. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1995,: 155-82.    

23. “Translations of Sainte Foy: Bodies, Texts, Places” (with Kathleen Ashley), in The Medieval Translator , vol. 5, ed. Roger Ellis. Turnhout: Brepols, 1996, 29-49.

24.  “The Maternal Behavior of God: Divine Father as Fantasy Husband,” in Medieval Mothering, ed. John Carmi Parson and Bonnie Wheeler, with an Introduction by Jacqueline Murray. New York: Garland, 1996, 77-99.

25.  “‘Discordia et lis’: Negotiating Power, Property, and Performance in Medieval Selestat,” The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 26.3 (Fall 1996): 419-446.  A topical issue on “Maps of Authority: Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Urban Landscapes edited by Annabel Wharton.” (with Kathleen Ashley).

26.  “The Bodily Embrace Or Embracing the Body: Gesture and Gender in Late Medieval Drama and Art,” in The Stage as Mirror: Civic Theatre in Late Medieval Europe, ed.  Alan E. Knight. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, 51-89.

27.   “‘Se in what stat thou dost indwell’: The Shifting Constructions of Gender in Wisdom,” in The Performance of Middle English Culture, ed. Lawrence Clopper, James Paxson, and Sylvia Tomasch (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 1998), 43-57; (with Marlene Clark and Sharon Kraus).  

28. “Queering Ovidian Myth: Bestiality and Desire in Christine de Pizan’s Othea,” in Queering the Middle Ages, ed. Glenn Burger and Steven Kruger. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001, 3-27. (with Marilynn Desmond)  

29.  “Liturgy as Social Performance,” (with Kathleen Ashley), in Teaching the Medieval Liturgy, ed. Thomas Heffernan and E. Ann Matter. Kalamazoo: MIP, 2001, 695-714.

30.“Sainte Foy on the Loose, or the Possibilities of Procession at Conques,” (with Kathleen Ashley) in Ludus 5(2001) Moving Subjects: The Semiotics of Processional Performance, 53-67.

31. “’Illustris patriarcha Joseph’: Jean Gerson, Representations of Saint Joseph, and Imagining Community among Churchmen in the Fifteenth Century,” in Visions of Community in the Pre-Modern World, ed. Nicholas Howe. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002, 75-108.

32.  “Joseph the Carpenter’s Failure at Familial Discipline,” in Insights and Interpretations, ed. Colum  Hourihane. Princeton: Index of Christian Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2002, 156-67.

33.“Performative Reading: The Illustrated Manuscripts of Arnoul Gréban’s Mystere de la Passion.” European Medieval Drama 6 (2002): 129-54. (with Robert L. A. Clark)

34. “Constructing the Patriarchal Parent: Fragments of the Biography of Joseph the Carpenter,” in Framing the Family: Narrative and Representation in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods, edited by Rosalyn Voaden and Diane Wolfthal, 161-80. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005.

35. “Performative Reading: Experiencing through the Poet’s Body in Guillaume de Digulleville’s PŹlerinage de Jhesucrist” in Cultural Performances in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Nancy Freeman Regalado edited by E. Jane Burns, Roberta Krueger, and Eglal Doss-Quinby, 135-61. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2007. (with Robert L. A. Clark)

36. “’Visible Words’: Gesture and Performance in the Miracles de Nostre Dame par Personnages (fr. 819-820)” in Parisian Confraternity Drama of the Fourteenth Century, edited by Donald and Sara Sturm-Maddox, 193-208. Turnhout: Brepols, 2008. (with Robert L. A. Clark)

37. “Performing the Illustrated Manuscript: Great Reckonings in Little Books” in Visualizing Medieval Performance: Perspectives, Histories, Contexts edited by Elina Gertsman, 57-82.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008.

38.  "Were Guillaume de Digulleville’s PŹlerinages Plays? The Case for Arras 845

            as Performative Anthology." European Medieval Drama, 12 (2008): 109-47.                 (with Robert L. A. Clark).

39. “Subjection and Reception in Claude of France’s Book of First Prayers,” in The Four Modes of Seeing: Approaches to Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness, edited by Evelyn Staudinger Lane, Elizabeth Carson Pastan, Ellen M. Shortell, 313-32.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.

40.  “Reshapings of the Childhood Miracles of Jesus,” in Alpha es et O: Studies on the Christ Child in the Middle Ages, edited by Mary Dzon and Theresa Kenney. University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2010.

41. “Encountering a Dream Vision: Visual and Verbal Glosses to Guillaume de Digulleville’s Pelerinage Jhesucrist” in Push Me, Pull You, a collection of essays edited by Sarah Blick and Laura Gelfand to be published by Brill. (with Robert L. A. Clark).

42. ‘”Ces mots ici verrez juer’: Performative Presence and Social Life in the Arras Passion Manuscript,” in The Social Life of Medieval Illuminations: Manuscripts, Images, and communities in the Late Middle Ages edited by Joyce Coleman, Marcus Cruse, and Kathryn Smith, to be published by Brepols. (with Robert L. A. Clark).

43. "Making the Cognitive Turn in Art History: A Case Study," in Emerging Disciplines. Rice University Press, forthcoming.



1.  The Passion of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins (Regnante Domino).  Translated with notes by Pamela Sheingorn and Marcelle Thiébaux.  Vox Benedictina 6 (1989): 257-292. This translation was also published separately as number 16 in the Peregrina Translation Series.

2.  Sermon on the Birthday of the 11,000 Virgins (Sermo natale).  Translated with notes by Pamela Sheingorn and Marcelle Thiébaux.  Vox Benedictina 10.1 (Summer 1993): 38-55.


  Reviews and Review Essays:

1. “The Carmina Burana Greater Passion Play at the Cloisters,” Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 25 (1982): 139-144 (with Theresa Coletti).

2. “Wisdom at Trinity College,” Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 27 (1984): 179-84 (with Theresa Coletti).

3. “Indiana Presents St. Nicholas at Kalamazoo,” Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 29 (1986-87): 99-103 (with Andrew Tomasello).

4. “N-Town Pageants: A Medieval History of the World,” Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature 1 (1988): 364-71 (with Richard Emmerson).  

5. “Response to Joseph Gutmann,  What Can Jewish History Learn From Jewish Art?  (Occasional Papers in Jewish History and Thought, 3).  New York: Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, 1989: 19-25.

6. Review of Sandro Sticca, The Planctus Mariae in the Dramatic Tradition of the Middle Ages.  University of Georgia Press, 1988. Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature 2 (1990): 148-52.

7. Review Essay: “The Saints in Medieval Culture: Recent Scholarship,” Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature  2 (1990): 1-29.

8. Review of Barbara Palmer,  The Early Art of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Press, 1990, Speculum 67.3 (July 1992): 735-37.

9. Review of Adolph Katzenellenbogen, Allegories of the Virtues and Vices in Medieval Art (MART rpt, 1989; first published 1939), Studies in the Age of Chaucer 13 (1991): 203-5.

10. Review of David Rollason,  Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989, American Historical Review April 1992: 531-32.

11. Review of Richard Sharpe, Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae. New York: Clarendon Press for Oxford University Press: 1991, American Historical Review. October 1992: 1198-99.

12. Review of Jeffrey Hamburger, The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990, Art Bulletin 74.4 (December 1992): 679-81.

13. Review of 4 volumes in the Medieval Craftsmen series co-published by the British Museum Press and the University of Toronto Press: Paul Binski, Painters, 1991; Sarah Brown and David O'Connor, Glass-Painters, 1991; Nicola Coldstream, Masons and Sculptors, 1991; Kay Staniland, Embroiderers, 1991; in Chaucer Yearbook 1 (1992): 275-80.

14. Review of Miri Rubin, Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, American Historical Review 98.2 (April 1993): 482-83.

15. Review of “Daniel and the Lions,” The Early Drama, Art and Music Review 17.2 (Spring 1995): 109-11.

16.  Review of Christian Krötzl, Pilger, Mirakel und Alltag: Formen des Verhaltens im skandinavischen Mittelalter. Helsinki: Suomen Historiallinen Seura, 1994, American Historical Review, (October, 1996): 1191.

17. “Reception and the Fleury Mary Magdalene at The Cloisters,” The Early Drama, Art and Music Review 20.1 (Fall 1997): 45-47.

18. Review of Jerome Baschet, Le Sein du pŹre: Abraham et la paternité dans l’Occident médiéva.l Paris: Gallimard, 2000, Speculum 78 (2003): 1245-7.

19. Review of Gia Toussaint, Das Passional der Kunigunde von Böhmen. Bildrhetorik und Spiritualität.  Paderborn: Ferdinant Schöningh, 2003, Studies in Iconography 27 (2006): 213-19.

20. Review of Virginia Nixon, Mary’s Mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe.  University Park: Penn State University Press, 2004, Journal of Religion 86 (2006): 677-78.

21. Review of Paul Payan, Joseph, Une image de la paternité dans l’Occident médiéval. Paris: Aubier, 2006.  Studies in Iconography 29 (2008): 263-74.

22. Review of Donnalee Dox, The Idea of the Theater in Latin Christian Thought: Augustine to the Fourteenth Century.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. Speculum 83 (2008): 979-81.

23. Review of Beate Fricke, Ecce Fides. Die Statue von Conques, Götzendienst und Bildkultur im Westen. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2007. Studies in Iconography, 32 (2011), forthcoming.


Papers Presented in the Last Ten Years:


2000: “Cuckold, Step-father, Patriarch, Malevolent Jew: Constructions of Joseph the Carpenter in Medieval Religious Cultures” plenary lecture for a conference on the four major religious communities found in Europe and the Mediterranean world during the Middle Ages, sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, Pennsylvania State University, March 31-April 1, 2000.

2000: “Sacrifice and Paternity in Late Medieval Visual Culture,” Medieval Academy of America, Austin, Texas, April 2000

2000: “Tensions, Ambiguities, and the Pressures of History: Constructing the Cultural Biography of Joseph the Carpenter,” plenary lecture, International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 6, 2000.

2000: “Material Man”: Constructions of Joseph in Medieval Drama,” invited paper for a session in honor of Clifford Davidson, International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 4-7, 2000.

2000: “‘Nostre bon concierge’: Arnoul Gréban’s Practical-Minded Joseph,” invited lecture at the New England Medieval Association, Yale University, October 14-15.

2000: “Performative Reading: The Illuminated Manuscripts of Gréban's Mystere de

la Passion” (with Robert L. A. Clark); Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference; December 2; also presented at SITM (International Congress for Medieval Theatre) held in Groningen, The Netherlands, July 2001.

2000: “The Knowledge-Producing Function of Violence in Late Medieval Religious Drama,” MLA, December.

2001: “Joseph the Carpenter and Medieval Masculinities or, When Does Saint Joseph Act Like a Man?” invited Lehman Lecture, Emory University; February

2001: “The Politics of Anger: Christine de Pizan’s Fragmentation of Myth,” invited lecture at the Columbia University Medieval Seminar; February

2001: “The Cultural Work of the Childhood of Jesus,” invited lecture at the Delaware Valley Medieval Association, University of Pennsylvania, April 21.

2001. “Omnipotent or ‘Real’? The Father-God in Arnoul Gréban’s MystŹre de la Passion,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Chicago, August.

2002: “Fathers and Sons: The Childhood of Jesus in Late Medieval Visual Culture,” Art History Lecture Series, Southern Methodist University, March 21.

2002: “Fathers and Sons: Saint Joseph as Model Parent in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe,” invited lecture for the conference, “The Family in Medieval And Early Modern Europe, Arizona State University.

2002: Invited lecture, “Gentle Violence: Constructing Saint Joseph the Carpenter,” Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota

2002: Invited lecture “Real Men Change Diapers”? Masochism and Masculinity in Late Medieval and Early Modern Visual Cultures,” Art History, University of Akron.

2003: invited lecture: “Where to Turn?: Seeing Gender in Medieval Visual Culture,” Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

2003: “Queering Joseph in the Primer of Claude of France,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds

2003: “Visible Words”: Gesture and Performance in the Miniatures of fr. 819-20, Colloquium on the Miracles de Nostre Dame par Personnages, Amherst College (with  Robert Clark)

2005, April: Invited plenary lecture, “Performance, Gender, Visual Culture: Medieval Studies Has Never Been Modern,” Annual Meeting, Medieval Academy of America,

2005, May: Invited lecture, “Performing the Illustrated Manuscript: Great Reckonings in Little Books,” Conference on Performance/Performativity in the Middle Ages, University of Chicago.

2005, October: Invited plenary lecture, “The ‘Other’ Jesus: Medieval Reception of the Childhood Miracles,” Annual Meeting, South-Eastern Medieval Association, Daytona Beach.

2005, November: Invited lecture, “The Illuminated Manuscript: A Medieval Performance Piece?” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Marco Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

2006, February: Invited lecture, “Gender, Performance, Visual Culture: Medieval Studies in the 21st Century,” Columbia University.

2006, July: Invited plenary lecture sponsored by the Medieval Academy, “Experiencing the Illustrated Manuscript: Toward Performative Presence,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds.

2007, April: “A Path Not Taken: Joseph the Carpenter as Martyr in the Late Middle Ages,” Columbia Medieval Seminar.

2007, Fall: ‘”Ces mots ici verrez juer’: Performative Presence in the Arras Passion Manuscript,” New York University

2008, March: “Ecce angelus Domini apparuit in somnis ioseph: Seeing the Dreams of Joseph the Carpenter,” Conference on Visions, Dreams, and Insights, Princeton University.

2008, March: “Was Jesus’ Foster-Father a Martyr? Constructing the Death of Joseph the Carpenter,” University of Pittsburgh Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.

2008, May: ‘”Ces mots ici verrez juer’: Performative Presence in the Arras Passion Manuscript,” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo (with Robert L. A. Clark)

2008, October: “Encountering the Dying Joseph: Representation, Presentation, and Cognition in the Study of an Image,” Keynote Address, 26th Annual Art History Symposium, Florida State University

2009, May: “Encountering a Dream Vision: Visual and Verbal Glosses to Guillaume de Digulleville’s Pelerinage Jhesucrist” (with Robert L. A. Clark)

2009, May: “Embodied Meaning in Images of the Married Life of Mary and Joseph,” Birkbeck Symposium, “Rethinking Medieval Marriage,” Birkbeck College, University of London

2009, September: “Perceiving the Object: Cognitive Studies and Art History,” Symposium, “Emerging Disciplines,” Rice University, Houston

2010, March: "Seeing Hearing: The Potential for Multisensory Reception in Early Illustrated Lives of Mary," Symposium, "Material Images, the Senses, and Religious Experience in the West from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period," University of Wisconsin, Madison.

2010, April: "Hearing an Illuminated Manuscript: The Role of the Auditory System in Performative Reading," Colloquium on Medieval Devotion sponsored by the PhD Program in Medieval Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY


Work in Progress


A Cultural Biography of Joseph the Carpenter

An interdisciplinary study of the representations of Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary and step-parent of Jesus, from the Early Christian period to the present. This book is under contract to the University of Notre Dame Press.


 Illustrations in Medieval French Play Manuscripts (with Robert Clark)

An ongoing study of illustration in relation to play text in manuscript context.


Fellowships and Honors

1962-66  Watkins Scholar, University of Kansas

1962-66  General Motors National Plan Scholar

1966     Phi Beta Kappa

1967-68  Ford Foundation Fellow

1968-69  Kress Foundation Fellow

1970-71  Kress Foundation Dissertation Research Stipend

1975     CUNY Faculty Research Award

1977     NEH Summer Seminar, "Medieval Origins of Modern Drama," directed by Jerome Taylor, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1978-79  NEH Fellowship in Residence for College Teachers, University of Chicago; participant in seminar, "Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England," directed by David Bevington.

1985-86  NEH Fellowship for College Teachers.  Project: The Interdependent Origins of Drama and Sculpture in the Early Middle Ages.

1985-86 Visiting Fellow, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Princeton University

1991-98  CUNY Faculty Research Awards

1998-99 Visiting Fellow, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Princeton University

2002-    Fellow, Medieval Academy of America

2009 "Liminal Spaces," a symposium in my honor, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University

2010 Recipient of the Medieval Academy of America's Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies.


Professional Activities

Co-editor from 1994-2005 with Richard K. Emmerson of Studies in Iconography, an annual, interdisciplinary journal of 300-400 pages per volume; eleven volumes appeared under our editorship.


Reader for The Art Bulletin, Theatre Survey, Gesta, Speculum, Traditio, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Theater Journal, Medieval Encounters, Material Religion, Viator, University of North Carolina Press, University of Chicago Press, Cambridge University Press, Ohio State University Press, University of California Press, Notre Dame University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press.


1983-85; 1987-90; 2001; NEH panels, reviews

1982-85; 1990; 1993; National Screening Committee, Fulbright-Hays Program.

1986-89 Member of Executive Board, Teaching of the Middle Ages, Inc.

1987-90 Member of Council, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society.

1989 Reviewer for American Association of University Women, Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs.

1990-94   Member of Board of Directors, Teaching of the Middle Ages, Inc.

1991-   Co-founder and -organizer, Medieval Feminist Art History Project

1991-94 Advisory Committee, International Center of Medieval Art

1991-   Steering Committee, Medieval Studies Program, Graduate Center, CUNY

1991-   Advisory Board, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

1994-96  Member of Nominating Committee, Medieval Academy of America

1995    Member of faculty, NEH Summer Institute, Sex and Gender in the Middle Ages,

            University of Notre Dame

1995-97 President, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

1995-96  Vice-President, Medieval Club of New York

1995-98  Board of Directors, International Center of Medieval Art

1995-97 Member of Fellows’ Nominating Committee, Medieval Academy of America

1996-98 President, Medieval Club of New York

1996-98 Organizing Committee, conference “Queer Middle Ages,” Graduate

                 School, CUNY, and NYU, November 1998.

1996-2006 Gründler Prize Committee, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

1999-2002 Councillor of the Medieval Academy of America

1999-2002 Board of Directors, International Center of Medieval Art

1999-2006 Research Associate, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, SUNY,


2000-2001 Chair, Program Committee, Medieval Academy of America meeting in New York City, 2002.

2002-2005 Vice-President, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

2006.            2005-2006  President, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

2005-2014 Member of MART Editorial Board, Medieval Academy of America

2005-         Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Studies in Iconography

2009-10 Chair, Nominating Committee, Medieval Academy of America

2009-2011 Scribe to the Fellows, Medieval Academy of America