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Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., City University of New York, 1969

B.A., Queens College, 1963

Joined Rutgers in July, 1968

100 Van Dyck Hall
848-932-8539
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

I work in all aspects of Italian history but with particular attention to religion, gender, popular culture, mysticism, and the history of the book.

COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • 506:112 Patterns in Civilization: Love (with Prof. Roden)
  • 506:113 Patterns in Civilization: Death (with Prof. Roden)
  • 506:151 History and the News
  • 510:354 History of Italy's Peoples
  • Seminars and Honors Seminars on Death, on Early Modern English Advice Manuals, and currently on children

Graduate

  • 510:509 The Teaching of History
  • Occasional seminars and colloquia

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Voices of Gemma Galgani: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Saint, with Cristina Mazzoni (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003)
  • How to Do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999)
  • Holy Anorexia (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985)

AWARDS

  • National Gallery, London, Guest Lecturer, 2002
  • Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Research, 1987
  • Fulbright-Hays, 1971-72

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Rutgers Junior Year Abroad Director in Italy, England, and Ireland
  • Director, Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank (website at RUL's SCC)
  • Former History Dept. Chair, 1988-1994
  • University Senator and Officer of New Brunswick Faculty Council
  • AHA member and former office-holder
  • Rutgers Council of American Association of University Professors, President

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vandyck1111 Van Dyck Hall
16 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


P  (848) 932-7905
F  (732) 932-6763
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