Susan J. Dudash, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Susan J. Dudash is the Assistant Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Assistant Director of ACMRS Publications, and Managing Editor of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She earned her B.A. in French with Honors from Penn State University and M.A. and Ph.D. in French and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining ACMRS, Professor Dudash held positions including Assistant Professor of French and Medieval Studies at Fordham University and Assistant Professor of French and Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program at Utah State University, which she founded. In France, she taught at the Université de Paris X-Nanterre and was named professeur invité by the Conseil scientifique de l'Université d'Orléans, a position funded by the Ministère de l'Éducation nationale. Her experience includes contributions to the International Christine de Pizan Society (Standing Committee), International Alain Chartier Society/Société internationale Alain Chartier (Executive Committee), and Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP, Board of Councillors). She has also served on the Editorial Board of Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales (CRM), as well as its first North American Book Review Editor. The recipient of awards from the Mellon Foundation, Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and National Endowment for the Humanities, among others, her research explores the intersection of late medieval French literature and politics, with a special focus on social class conflict; genre theory; and the art of war. Her interdisciplinary work appears in venues such as Speculum, CRM, Études Médiévales, and Publications de la Sorbonne. Her research informs her teaching and for her work on behalf of her students, Professor Dudash was named Robins Faculty Advisor of the Year at Utah State. At ACMRS, her background in medieval languages comes to the fore: she will be serving as preceptor for medieval Latin paleography; exploring the development of new offerings in medieval and Renaissance paleography; and convening an Old/Middle French reading group, including components on Anglo-Norman and Old Occitan.

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