Dr. Michael Martin
Professor of History and
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
- History of early medieval preaching and sermons
- History of the church and the Middle Ages
- Medieval history
- Early medieval Ireland
- Early medieval Irish biblical commentary texts
- Gender and queer studies
- Ph.D., History, Western Michigan University, 2005
- M.A., Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1996
- B.A., English, University of Iowa, 1989
About Dr. Michael Martin
Michael Martin is the chair and a professor of History, and a professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Fort Lewis College. He joined the college in 2004. Dr. Martin’s research focuses on medieval Europe, specifically the sermon literature of the Carolingian period. He is transcribing the Latin text for a ninth-century commentary on the Psalms from Ireland, sourcing it, and writing the introduction for the book. Dr. Martin has translated two ninth-century texts for a Benedictine monastic source reader. He is also developing a monograph that analyzes the dissemination of knowledge through pastoral theology of the Carolingian era. He also teaches ancient history, gender and women’s studies and honors courses at Fort Lewis and was the coordinator for the John F. Reed Honors Program from 2007 to 2012. Dr. Martin has been an active supporter of the John F. Reed Library, serving on numerous committees and secured in 2005 grant funding to update its world history collection. Prior to Fort Lewis, Dr. Martin was an instructor at Western Michigan University. He has taught at the State University of New York/Empire State College as a distance-learning instructor and Southwest Community College as an adjunct.
Dr. Martin is a member of numerous professional associations, including the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society, the Medieval Academy of America and the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, among others. He is a current member and former chair of the Board of Directors for the Sexual Assault Services Organization of Durango.
Selected publications and presentations
Book 14, fables 1-102 (entire book). Vignay, Jean de. Miroir historial. Mattia Cavagna and Laurent Brun, eds. In Volume 4, Modern edition and commentary of late-medieval French fables, forthcoming 2016
Book 11, fables 1-126 (entire book). Vignay, Jean de. Miroir historial. Mattia Cavagna and Laurent Brun, eds. In Volume 3, Modern edition and commentary of late-medieval French fables, forthcoming 2016
Book 7, fables 85-130; and, Book 8, fables 1-136 (entire book). Vignay, Jean de. Miroir historial. Mattia Cavagna and Laurent Brun, eds. In Volume 2. Modern edition and commentary of late-medieval French fables, forthcoming 2015
Invited paper. “Everyday Exegesis, Explanations and Extant Exemplars of the Early Middle Ages.” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 8-11, 2014. Session 254: “The Word and the World: Exegetical Readings of Everyday Life in the Early Middle Ages.”
Review of Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters, by Jennifer Ebbeler. In History: Reviews of New Books 41/4, 2013
“The Italian Homiliary: An example pro omnibus bonis operibus produced according to the Carolingian sermonary genre and reform measures.” Sacris Erudiri 49 (2010): 261-338.
In the news
Professor of History and Gender & Sexuality Studies Michael Martin is the 2018-19 Alice Admire Teaching Award winner.
This past summer, two dozen students took Professor of History Michael Martin's fascinating and highly interactive "Global History of Disease" class that examined the role of disease in history around the world. And not once were the students or the instructor in the same room at the same time. [11/7/18]