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Lisa Marie Bitel

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Lisa M. Bitel is professor of history and religion at the University of Southern California. She chairs the CRCC Interdisciplinary Research Group. She studies the history of Christianity, particularly in medieval Europe. She has written four books about religion and/or gender in pre-modern Europe and has also published articles about sex, dreams, architecture, and visions, among other topics. She is currently finishing a book about modern-day visions in the Mojave desert. She is author, most recently, of Landscape with Two Saints: How Saint Genovefa of Paris and Saint Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe (Oxford University Press, 2009).

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