BA, University of Notre Dame, 1979
MA, PhD, Indiana University, 1980, 1985
Professor Denise Despres is a Distinguished Professor of Honors, Humanities, and English at the University of Puget Sound. She teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in medieval and cultural studies. Professor Despres authored Iconography and the Professional Reader: The Politics of Book Production in the Douce Piers Plowman with Professor Kathryn Kerby-Fulton and has published articles and reviews on medieval anti-Judaism, gender and authorship, lay devotional literacy, and medieval visual semiotics in essay collections and journals such as The Journal of Religion, Jewish History, Modern Philology, and Speculum, among others.