Michelle R. Warren
Senior Advisor for Faculty Development, Diversity, and Inclusion – Arts and Sciences
Professor of Comparative Literature
Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
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.
- Ph.D. Stanford University (1993)
- M.A. Stanford University (1991)
- B.A. University of California - Berkeley (1988)
Holy Digital Grail: A Medieval Book on the Internet (Stanford University Press, 2022),
"Remix the Medieval Manuscript: Experiments in Digital Infrastructure." Archive Journal (co-author with Bay Lauris ByrneSim and Laura Braunstein) (September 2018).
"Chaucer and the Future of World Literature," Literature Compass 15.6 (2018), https://doi.org/10.1111/lic3.12446
"'The Last Syllable of Modernity': Chaucer in the Caribbean." postmedieval 6.1 (2015): 79-93.