2018, Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders (New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum), co-authored with Sherry M. Lindquist

 “I love medieval monsters and have read other books about them, but Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders exceeded my expectations in every way … It’s the best medieval art book I’ve seen in a long time, and I highly recommend it to art-lovers, monster-lovers, and medievalists, alike.” (Review on

2013, Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript (Tempe: ACMRS/Brepols), co-authored with Susan M. Kim

Awarded a Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association and an International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Best Book Prize

Reviewed in SpeculumThe Medieval ReviewThe Review of English Studies

2006, Maps and Monsters in Medieval England (New York: Routledge; paperback 2008)

In Preparation

Cartographies of Exclusion: Mapping Jews in the Era of the English Expulsion

Funded by an ICMA-Samuel H. Kress Research Award, American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, and CSU Chico HFA International Fellows Award

Hronaes Ban: Meaning, Materiality, and the Franks Casket, co-authored with Susan M. Kim


2019, Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World (New York: Palgrave), edited with Richard H. Godden
2018, Classic Readings on Monster Theory: Demonstrare, Volume 1, edited with Marcus Hensel (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Press, WMU/Arc-Humanities Press), paperback 2020
2018, Primary Sources on Monsters: Demonstrare, Volume 2, edited with Marcus Hensel (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Press, WMU/Arc-Humanities Press), paperback 2020
2018, M is for Monster: A Coloring Book, with Sherry C.M. Lindquist, Illustrations by Jamie Richardson (Tempe: ACMRS)
2018, Guest Editor, “Mapping III” issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, with Dan Terkla
2017, Things from the Sea, Tiny Collections 2 (Brooklyn: Punctum Books), edited with Thea Tomaini
2015, Guest Editor, “Mapping II” issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, with Dan Terkla, vol. V:II
2013, Guest Editor, “Mapping” issue of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, with Dan Terkla vol. IV:I
2012, Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous (London: Ashgate; paperback 2013), with editorial assistance by Peter Dendle

Reviewed in FKW:  Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur, Lo Sguardo, The Sydney Morning Herald, Reference Reviews, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, The Spenser Review, The Kelvingrove Review, Preternature, and The American Library Association’s Choice Reviews, which rated the collection “highly recommended”

2010, Guest Editor, “Monstrosity” issue of Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, with Debra Higgs Strickland


Look at This: An Art Appreciation Course, hosted by, ongoing project


2020, Forward to special issue, “MEARCSTAPA: Ten Years of Teratology,” Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural 9:1: 1-10
2019 “Embodied Difference: Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman,” with Richard H. Godden, in Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World (New York: Palgrave), ed. with Richard H. Godden
2019, “The Vercelli Map (c. 1217),” in A Critical Companion to English Mappaemundi of the the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, ed. Dan Terkla and Nick Millea (Woodbridge: Boydell)
2019, “Mapping Global Middle Ages,” The World in a Book: Manuscripts and the Global Middle Ages, ed. Bryan C. Keene (Los Angeles: Getty Museum)
2019, “Touching the Past/Being Touched by the Past,” My Favourite Things: Object Preferences in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, ed. Gerhard Jaritz and Ingrid Matschinegg (Zurich: Lit Verlag GmnH & Co. KG Wien): 35-56
2019, “Enge unpathas uncuð gelad: The Long Walk to Freedom,” with Miriamne Ara Krummel, Monsters and Monstrosity in Jewish History From the Middle Ages to Modernity, ed. Iris Idelson-Shein and Christian Wiese (London: Bloomsbury)
2019, “Reexamining the Vercelli Map,” Ordinare il mondo: Diagrammi e simboli nelle pergamene di Vercelli, ed. Timoty Leonardi and Marco Rainini (Milan: Vita Pensiero)
2018, “Here There Be Dragons,” with Sherry C.M. Lindquist, Antiques (May/June)
2018, “England is the World and the World is England,” postmedieval 9:1, “What a World!,” ed. Leila K. Norako
2018, “Seeing Jerusalem: Schematic Views of the Holy City, 1100-1300,” with Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Aspects of Knowledge: Preserving and Reinventing Traditions of Learning in the Middle Ages, ed. Marilina Cesario and Malte Urban (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
2017, “Keeping History: Images, Texts, Ciphers, and the Franks Casket,” with Susan Kim, in A Material History of Medieval and Early Modern Ciphers, ed. Katherine Ellison and Susan Kim
2017, “Travels of the Blemmye-Folke’: A Previously Unknown Middle English Poem in the Collection of Miskatonic University,” with Brantley Bryant, Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, special issue on “Listening to Our Monsters” (Fall 2017)
2017, “Rocks of Jerusalem: Bringing the Holy Land Home,” with Elina Gertsman, Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, ed. Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, and Bianca Kuhnel (New York: Routledge)
2017, “Mandeville’s Jews, Colonialism, Certainty, and Art History,” Postcolonising the Medieval Image, ed. Eva Frojmovic and Catherine Karkov (London: Ashgate)
2017, “Monsters in the Classroom: Using Monster Studies to Challenge Biases,” Monstrous Pedagogies: Essays on Teaching What Scares Us, ed. Adam Golub and Heather Hayton (Jefferson: McFarland)
2017, “Robed in Martyrdom: The Flaying of Saint Bartholomew in the Laudario of Sant’Agnese,” with Christine Sciacca, Flaying in the Pre-Modern World, ed. Larissa Tracy (Woodbridge: Boydell)
2017, “Monstrous Iconography,” with Susan M. Kim, Companion to Medieval Iconography, ed. Colum Hourihane (New York: Routledge)
2016, “Rebuilding the Fabulated Bodies of the Hoard-Warriors,” with Patricia MacCormack, postmedieval 7:3, “Hoarders and Hordes: Responses to the Staffordshire Hoard,” ed. Maggie M. Williams
2016, “In those days’: Giants and the Giant Moses in the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch,” Imagining the Jew: Jewishness in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture, ed. Samantha Zacher (Ithaca: Cornell University Press)
2016, “Beachcombing,” with Maura Coughlin, Lora Webb, and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Walk on the Beach: Things from the Sea, Vol. 2, ed. Maggie M. Williams and Karen Overbey (Brooklyn: Tiny Collections, punctum books)
2015, “A Blank Space: Mandeville, Maps, and Possibility,” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 5:2 (Autumn 2015)
2015, “This Would Be Better If I Had A Co-Author,” How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page,” ed. Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Brooklyn: Punctum Books, 2015)
2015, “Locating the Devil ‘Her’ in MS Junius 11,” with Susan M. Kim, Gesta 54:1 (April)
2015, “Are the Monstrous ‘Races’ Races?” postmedieval 6:1: “Making Race Matter in the Middle Ages,” ed. Cord Whitaker
2015, “Of Wood and Bone: Crafting Living Things,” Preternature 4:2: “Uncanny Animations” Special Issue, ed. Elina Gertsman
2014, “We Are the Material Collective,” with The Material Collective, Burn After Reading: Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies; The Future We Want: A Collaboration, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Eileen A. Joy and Myra Seaman (New York, Washington, D.C.: Punctum/Oliphaunt Books)
2013, “Unsettled Dreams: Monsters in Print,” Unsettled Dreams exhibition catalogue (Chico: The Janet Turner Print Museum)
2013, “Fumblr/Failblog,” with Shyama Rajendran, postmedieval 4:3, “Fault,” ed. Anna Klosowska
2013, “Gates, Hats, and Naked Jews: Sorting out the Nubian Guards on the Ebstorf Map,FKW: Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur, Nr. 54: 89-101
2013, “Forking Paths? Matthew Paris, Jorge Luis Borges, and Maps of the Labyrinth,” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, vol. IV:I, 134-160
2013, “Introduction to Mappings,” with Dan Terkla, Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, vol. IV:I, 134-160
2012, “Inverting the Panopticon: Google Earth, Wonder and Earthly Delights,” Literature Compass, ed. Elaine Treharne (September): 938–954
2012, “Navigating Myriad Distant Worlds,” Lo Sguardo, N. 9 (II): “Spazi del Mostruoso; Luoghi Filosofici della Monstruosià,” 35-46
2012, “Introduction: The Impact of Monsters and Monster Studies,” in Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous, ed. Asa Simon Mittman, with Peter Dendle (London: Ashgate), 1-14
2012, “Postcolonial Monsters: A Conversation with Partha Mitter,” in Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous, ed. Asa Simon Mittman, with Peter Dendle (London: Ashgate), 329–42.
2012, “Answering the Call of the Severed Head,” in Heads Will Roll: Decapitation Motifs in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination, ed. Larissa Tracy and Jeff Massey (Leiden: Brill), 311-328
2010, “Monsters and the Medieval Exotic,” with Susan M. Kim, The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English, ed. Elaine Treharne and Greg Walker (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
2009, “Anglo-Saxon Frames of Reference: Spatial Relations on the Page and in the World,” with Susan M. Kim, Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, vol. 2, 1-25
2009, “Ungefraegelicu deor: Monsters and Truth in the Wonders of the East,” with Susan M. Kim, Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art, vol. 2, 1-22
2009, “Monsters and the Exotic in Early Medieval England,” with Susan M. Kim, Literature Compass 6:2: 332–348
2008, “The Exposed Body and the Gendered Blemmye: Reading the Wonders of the East,” with Susan M. Kim, in Fundamentals Of Medieval And Early Modern Culture, v. 3, The History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. Albrecht Classen and Marilyn Sandidge (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter), 171-216
2003, “The Other Close at Hand: Gerald of Wales and the ‘Marvels of the West,’” in The Monstrous Middle Ages, eds. Robert Mills and Bettina Bildhauer (Cardiff: University of Wales Press), 97-112
2003, “Monsters, Here and There: The Anglo-Saxons and the Marvels of the East,” Ex Libris 12/1: 16-22
2002, “‘Light Words,’ Weighty Pictures,” Chronica: The Journal of the Medieval Association of the Pacific, No. 61 (Spring): 4-27


2020, “Wonders of the East,” with Susan M. Kim, Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Medieval British Literature, ed. Robert Rouse and Sian Echard
2020, “Mapping the Worlds of the Global Middle Ages,” with Karen Pinto and Cordell Yee, in The Global Middle Ages, ed. Geraldine Heng, MLA Options for Teaching (New York: MLA)
2020, “Color-Sightedness: Against the Ideology of Antirace in Medieval and Renaissance Studies,” in A Cultural History of Race in the Renaissance and Early Modern Age, ed. Kim Coles and Dorothy Kim (London: Bloomsbury)


“Grendel’s Mother,” with Susan M. Kim, in Anglo-Saxon Women: A Florilegium, ed. Emily Butler, Irina Dumitrescu, and Hilary E. Fox — under review


2018, Beowulf By All: A Community Translation and Workbook, contributor, with Susan Kim, Beowulf By All, ed. Elaine Treharne and Jean Abbott (Kalamazoo: Arc-Humanities, 2020; Ebook by Stanford Text Technologies)


2018, “Destroy All Monsters: An Urgency,” Arc-Humanities Press Blog (July 26)
2018, “How The Last Jedi Outfoxes the Alt-Right,” The Public Medievalist (February 15)
2018, “Open Letter to the Met RE: Admissions Policy,” Material Collective (February 5)
2017, “KZoo 2017 Wrap Up,” Material Collective (June 30)
2016, “Off the cuff,” Material Collective (September 15)
2016 “FREEIMAGES,” Material Collective (February 23)
2015, “BABEL 2015: Off The Books Wrapup,” with Marian Bleeke, Material Collective (Oct. 27)
2015, “A Quick Guide to CAA’s Quick Guide to ‘Best Practices in Fair Use,’Material Collective (Feb. 23)
2014, “The greatest zombie lie ever told,The Conversation (Nov. 11)
2014, “Scale and the Challenge of Sand,” with Ben Tilghman, Material Collective (Nov. 4)
2014, “Giger’s Alien: as close as a monster can get to perfection,” The Conversation (May 16)
2014, “Looking at Gleaning,” Material Collective (February 18)
2013, “The Mechanics of Being Holy: Michael Landy’s Saints Alive,” Material Collective (October 18)
2013, “Refinding Florence,Material Collective (January 19)
2012, “On the Hunterian Museum, London,” Material Collective (July 19)
2012, “Activism and the Academy,” In The Middle (May 21)
2010, “On being a digital medievalist,” with Martin Foys, In The Middle (November 19)
2009, “Digital Mappaemundi: Changing the Way We Work with Medieval World Maps,” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, with Martin Foys
2009, “The Panopticon: Google Earth, Omnipotence and Earthly Delights,” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, vol. 2:3, 1-8
2008, “Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript,” with Susan M. Kim, in Conference Proceedings for the Fourth Global Conference on Monsters and the Monstrous, Dark Reflections, Monstrous Reflections: Essays on the Monster in Culture, ed. Sorcha Ní Fhlainn (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press E-Book), 143-162


2020, “Best of the Met: Medieval Art,” with The Material Collective, Antiques (March/April)
2017, “Giants of Old,” in The Tiny Book of Mammoth Molars, ed. Sheri Simons (San Francisco: MagCloud)
2016, “Planning a Monster Exhibition,” Sarum Seminar News and Views
2014, “Does Monster Studies Exist?” ICMA Newsletter, August 2014, no. 2
2013, “Review: Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance,” ICMA Newsletter, April 2013, no. 1
2011, “Travel Tales,” Sarum Seminar News and Views
2010, “Travel Tales,” Sarum Seminar News and Views
2010, “Handling History,” Sarum Seminar News and Views
2009, Report on Sponsored Sessions, “Unnatural World I & II,” International Medieval
Congress, University of Leeds, 2008, International Center of Medieval Art Newsletter
2007, “Changing the Way We Works with Medieval Maps,” Sarum Seminar News and Views


2017, “Review of Wordplay: Matthais Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 January – 11 April 2016),” Renaissance Studies 31:5 (November)
2012, “Review of Insular and Anglo-Saxon Art and Thought in the Early Medieval Period (Princeton: The Index of Christian Art, 2011),” The Medieval Review
2011, “Review of Robert Deshman, Eye and Mind: Collected Essays in Anglo-Saxon and Early Medieval Art, ed. Adam S. Cohen (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2010,” The Medieval Review
2011, “Review of Richard Hayman, The Green Man (Oxford: Shire Publications, 2010),” The Medieval Review
2009, “Review of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: On Difficult Middles (Palgrave Macmillan: 2006),” Studies in the Age of Chaucer
2009, “Review of Lisa Verner, The Epistemology of the Monstrous in the Middle Ages (New York: Routledge, 2005),Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture, v. 2:3
2007, “Review of Heather Blurton, Cannibalism in High Medieval Literature (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007),” In the Middle: In the Middle Book Club for Discerning Scholars of Medieval Arcana (ITMBC4DSoMA)
2005, “Review of Pierre Bouet, Brian Levy and François Neveux, Eds., The Bayeux Tapestry: Embroidering the Facts of History, The Proceedings of the Cerisy Colloquium (1999) (Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2004),” H-France Review, v. 5:50


Insular and Anglo-Saxon Illuminated Manuscripts: An Iconographic Database, supported by a Chico State Research Foundation Scholar award, Fall 2010 – in development
Babel Working Group, new website design and maintenance for leading theoretically driven organization in Medieval Studies
Virtual Mappa (formerly Digital Mappaemundi): A Resource for the Study of Medieval Maps and Geographic Texts, Project Director, in collaboration with Martin Foys and Shannon Bradshaw (Co-Directors), funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Hood College, Drew University, Arizona State University and California State University, Chico
The Material Collective, a collaborative of art historians and students of visual culture interested in alternative ways of thinking about objects
Fumblr: The Academic Fail Blog, a place for academics to confess their moments of failure, so we can all benefit not only from the brilliance of our colleagues but from our moments of misstep [NOTE: As is only fitting, this project on failure seems to have stalled, paused, perhaps failed.]
Art History Rules, a student guide for writing art history papers, finding and citing sources, and applying for graduate school 
Professor Mittman’s Reading List, written to encourage my students to read more novels
Contrapposto: A Journal of Undergraduate and Graduate Research in Art History