Leadership and Staff

Meet the staff in the Department of Premodern Studies.


Photo of Juliette Cherbuliez, May 2023

Juliette Cherbuliez

Director, Center for Premodern Studies


Ethics and experience of violence; 17th-century French literature and culture, esp. drama and the novel; Dramatic literature, theater history, performance studies; Libertinism and free-thinking

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Michelle Hamilton



Cultural Contact in Medieval Iberia; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Hebrew and Arabic cultures of Europe; The Medieval Mediterranean and its Legacy; Sephardic Traditions; Mediterranean Studies; Religious Studies & Philosophies

Katharine Gerbner

Katharine Gerbner


Atlantic World; Early American History; Religion; Comparative Early Modern History; History of Race; Global Christianity

A smiling woman stands in front of a carved 17th. wooden door. She is wearing a white and gray striped shirt and red pants.

Hannah Wiepke



Early Modern Europe; Early Modern Atlantic World; Print History; Book History; History of collecting