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Mae Velloso-Lyons




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Mae Velloso-Lyons

I am a medievalist working at the intersection of literary analysis, cultural history, and social theory. My dissertation examines the representation of the body (in terms of personhood, sensibility, and power) in the thirteenth-century Old French Lancelot-Grail Cycle, one of the most widely disseminated works of that century. I also work on the computational analysis of medieval texts and was a 2020-21 scholar at Stanford's Data Science Institute. Currently, I have an appointment at Stanford's digital humanities research center, the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), where I work as a program manager and research liaison. Among other projects, I co-direct CESTA's Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowship.
Beyond my research, I am passionate about making our global medieval heritage more accessible to contemporary audiences. To this end, I edit the Global Medieval Sourcebook, an NEH-funded project directed by Professor Kathryn Starkey (German Studies). To find out more about the lively community of pre-modernists at Stanford, please visit the webpage for the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies!


2022 (expected): Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Stanford University
2014: M.A. with Distinction, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University College London
2012: B.A. (Hons) First Class, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford