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Professor of History & Religion, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Lisa Bitel studies the social, cultural, and religious history of medieval Europe. She has written four books about religion and/or gender in early medieval Europe, one book about religious apparitions and visions in contemporary California, and has published articles about sex, dreams, architecture, and saints, among other topics. She is currently researching a book on religious change and the supernatural in pre-modern Europe.


  • –present
    Professor of History & Religion, University of Southern California


  • 1987 
    Harvard University, Phd, History