In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


I teach courses on the social, intellectual, and cultural history of the middle ages. Examples of recent lecture courses include more general surveys, such as "Early Medieval Art," "History of Art I," or "Romanesque and Gothic Art," and a thematic course on "Art and Science in the Middle Ages." Recent graduate and undergraduate seminars likewise reflect my personal research interests: "Art and Science for the Medieval People of the Book," "Astronomy, Astrology, Alchemy, Magic, and Medieval Mysticism," "Early Medieval Manuscript Illumination," "Gender and Medieval Art," "Paris and Prague: Twilight of the Middle Ages," and "Theory and Interpretation in the Visual Arts."