Julie Singer received her PhD in Romance Studies from Duke University in 2006. Her research focuses on medieval French and Italian literature and culture. Her first book, Remedial Verse : Blindness and Therapy in Late Medieval French and Italian Poetry, is under contract with Boydell and Brewer and will appeared in the Gallica series in 2011.She is currently at work on a second project, tentatively titled The Premodern Posthuman: Gender, Genre, and (Trans)Humanity in the Late Middle Ages.
Professor Singer is a faculty associate, a BLOC mento and an organizer of the Assistant Professor Forum. Her seminar topics have included the cultural memory of Joan of Arc, the Middle Ages in contemporary French popular culture, cross-dressing and disguise in medieval literature, and body and disability in medieval texts.