Michelle R. Warren

Academic Appointments
  • Senior Advisor for Faculty Development, Diversity, and Inclusion – Arts and Sciences

  • Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of Comparative Literature

  • Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

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Research: My motto is: "The Middle Ages Aren't Old." I am a scholar of medieval Europe by training, firmly grounded in contemporary global concerns. I study how the past shapes the present and how the present shapes our views of the past. My projects typically connect small things to big ideas: a single word choice to ethnic nationalism, an epigraph to colonial memory, a reader's note in a book to social power relations. My most recent book, Holy Digital Grail: A Medieval Book on the Internet, was supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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HB 6051


  • Ph.D. Stanford University (1993)
  • M.A. Stanford University (1991)
  • B.A. University of California - Berkeley (1988)

Selected Publications

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