Kathryn E. Kerby-Fulton
Notre Dame Professor of English
“A scholar who has in just a few years become absolutely central to Notre Dame’s high place in the world of medieval studies and our doctoral program” is how English Department Chair John Sitter describes Kathryn E. Kerby-Fulton. Among other awards, Kerby-Fulton won the 2007 John Ben Snow Prize and the 2010 Haskins Gold Medal for Books Under Suspicion: Censorship and Tolerance of Revelatory Writing in Late Medieval England, as well as the 1994 John Nicholas Brown Prize for Reformist Apocalypticism and Piers Plowman.
An expert in Middle English and related areas of medieval studies, Kerby-Fulton has received an impressive 13 general research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, in addition to fellowships from Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. She has been a visiting professor at Yale University and a visiting scholar in the English departments of Princeton and Harvard University.
The Notre Dame Professorship in English was established by an anonymous benefactor in 1998.