Lisa BitelProfessor of History and Religion
Phone: (213) 821-2150
Office: SOS 282
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
- A.B. , Smith College, 1/1980
- AM History, Harvard University, 1/1982
- Ph.D. History, Harvard University, 1/1987
- Professor of History and Religion, University of Southern California, 08/15/2010-
- Professor of History and Gender Studies, USC, 08/2001-05/2010
- Professor of History, University of Kansas, 01/01/1999-01/01/2001
- Director of Women's Studies, University of Kansas, 01/01/1998-01/01/2001
- Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies, University of Kansas, 01/01/1995-01/01/1999
- Center for Religion and Civic Culture, http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/academic/culture.html
- IBIS, http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/history/ibis/
- Center for Excellence in Research, Fellow, 2008-2011, http://www.usc.edu/research/about/vp/cer/
- Center for Feminist Research, Chair, Steering Committee, http://www.usc.edu/dept/cfr/html/home.htm
- Interdisciplinary Research Group, CRCC, Director, http://crcc.usc.edu/about/personnel/irg/
- Monastic Matrix, Director, editor, http://monasticmatrix.org
- Bitel, L. M., Gainer, M. (2015). Lady of the Rock: Vision and Faith in the California Desert. Cornell University Press.
- Mecham, J. (2014). Sacred Voices, Sacred Vision. (Bitel, Lisa; Berman, Constance; Beach, Alison, Ed.). Brepols.
- Bitel, L. M. Unseen: A Material History of the Invisible in Medieval Europe.
- Bitel, L. M. (2009). Landscape with Two Saints: How Saint Genovefa of Paris and Saint Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Bitel, Lisa Marie; Lifshitz, Felice (Ed.). (2007). • Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe : New Perspectives. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Bitel, L. M. (2002). Women in Early Medieval Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Bitel, L. M. (1996). Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender From Early Ireland. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
- Bitel, L. M. (1990). Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
- Bitel, Lisa Marie (Ed.). (2009). Visual Resources: Special Double Issue: Visualizing the Invisible: Visionary Technologies in Religious and Cultural Contexts. Taylor & Francis.
- Digital Repository, Monastic Matrix (http://www.monasticmatrix.org), 01/01/2003-
- American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, 2010-2011
- Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 1998-1999
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, 1995-1996
- Director of Graduate Studies, History Department, 08/2012-
- Director, Interdisciplinary Research Group, CRCC, 08/2010-
- Editorial Board, Material Religions, 2008-
- Editorial board, History Compass, 2005-
- Editorial board, Feminae, 1998-
- Director and Editor, Monastic Matrix, 1993-
Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History
Description of Research
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Lisa Bitel studies the social, cultural, and religious history of medieval Europe. She has written four books about religion and/or gender in early medieval Europe, one book about religious apparitions and visions in contemporary California, and published articles about sex, dreams, architecture, and saints, among other topics. She is currently researching a book on the material history of the unseen in medieval Europe.
Medieval European history, history of Christianity, religious studies, women's and gender history, Irish history, Celtic literatures and cultures, art and archaeology of medieval Europe, visual and material culture of pre-modern Europe
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Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works
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Editorships and Editorial Boards
- Department of History
- 3502 Trousdale Parkway
- Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
- Los Angeles, CA
- Phone: (213) 740 - 1657
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