Cecilia Gaposchkin

Associate Professor of History
Assistant Dean of Faculty for PreMajor Advising

Cecilia Gaposchkin received her Ph.D. from Berkeley in 2001. She works on late medieval French cultural history, and has published on the intersection between politics, kingship, and representation. Her first book, The Making of Saint Louis (IX) of France: Kingship, Sanctity and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages, was published with Cornell University Press in 2008 (paperback ed. 2010). She is also the author of Blessed Louis, The Most Glorious of Kings: Texts relating to the Cult of Saint Louis of France (Notre Dame: 2012), and, with Sean Field and Larry Field, The Sanctity of Louis IX: Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres (Cornell: 2014).  She is now working on a devotional history of the crusades, tentatively entitled "Clamouring to God: Crusade, Liturgy, Ideology, and Devotion: 1050-1500." She also serves as the Assistant Dean of Faculty for Pre-Major Advising.

646 9280
210 Carson Hall
HB 6107
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
B.A. University of Michigan (1992)
M.A. University of California at Berkeley (1996)
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (2001)

Selected Publications

The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Late Middle Ages (2008, pbk 2010).

Blessed Louis, Most Glorious of Kings: Texts Relating to the Cult of Saint Louis of France (2012).

The Role of the Crusades in the Sanctification of Louis IX of France. In Crusades: Medieval Words in Conflict . T. Madden (ed.), (2010) 195-209.

Place, Status, and Experience in the Miracles of Saint Louis.” In Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes; Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies , v. 19 (2010): 249-266.

“Louis IX, Crusade, and the Promise of Joshua in the Holy Land,” Journal of Medieval History , 33:2 (2008).

“Portals, Pilgrimage, Processions and Piety: Saints Firmin and Honoré at Amiens,” in The Art and Architecture of Late Medieval Pilgrimage , S Blick and R Tepikke (eds.), (2004) 218-242.

“The King of France and the Queen of Heaven: the Iconography of the Porte Rouge of Notre-Dame of Paris.” Gesta 39:1 (2000) 58-72.