- Deputy Director, Institute of Art History
- Research Convenor, History of Art
- Core Member, Stirling Maxwell Centre for the Study of Text/Image Cultures
- External examiner, University of Edinburgh
- Editorial Board member, Different Visions: A Journal of New Approaches to Medieval Art
- Editorial Board member, Ikon
- Coordinator of ‘ICMA in Scotland’ initiative, International Center of Medieval Art (New York)
The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch: Imagining Antichrist and Others from the Middle Ages to the Reformation. Turnhout: Brepols (under contract)
with Colum Hourihane (Editor-in-Chief) and Marcello Simonetta (Associate Editor). Associate Editor of The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art. 5 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press (in press)
‘Meanings of Muhammad in Later Medieval Art’ in Picturing Prophetic Knowledge: The Prophet Muhammad in Cross-Cultural Literary and Artistic Traditions, ed. Christine J. Gruber and Avinoam Shalem (Leiden: Brill, under review)
‘Saracens, Eschatological Prophecies, and Later Medieval Art,’ in Occidental Apocalypticism: Compendium on the Geneaology of the End, ed. Veronika Weiser, et al. (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, forthcoming 2012)
‘From the Wonders of the East to the Black Magus: Ethiopians and Race’ (journal article in progress)
Published under the name, Debra Hassig
Medieval Bestiaries: Text, Image, Ideology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)
The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature, ed. Debra Hassig (New York: Garland, 1999; paperback ed.: New York, Routledge, 2000)
Recent Invited Presentations
‘Ethiopians and Ambiguity in Late Medieval Art’, The Second Lois Drewer Memorial Lecture, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University (scheduled 7 May 2012)
‘The Prophet Muhammad in Late Medieval Christian Manuscripts’, History of the Book Seminar Series, Newberry Library, Chicago (scheduled 3 May 2012)
‘“Ethiopians” and the Problem of “Race” in Medieval Art and Thought’, Edinburgh Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Edinburgh, 13 March 2012
‘From Goats to Griffins: Medieval Bestiaries and Artistic Visions of Nature’, gallery talk, Glasgow Sculpture Space, Glasgow, 23 February 2012
‘Multiculturalism or Anti-Culturalism?: The Case of “Ethiopians” in Late Medieval Art’, keynote address for Israeli Association for Visual Culture in the Middle Ages (IMAGO) conference on ‘Boundaries and Multi-Culturalism in the Middle Ages, Tel Aviv University, 31 May 2011.
‘From the Wonders of the East to the Black Magus: Ethiopians and Race’, Medieval Seminar, University of Warwick, 4 May 2011.
‘Monstrosity, Humanity, and the Case of the Prophet Muhammad in Late Medieval Art’, Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies (CLAMS) Seminar, King’s College London, 14 October 2010.
‘The Exotic in the Middle Ages: The Case of “Ethiopians”’, international symposium on ‘Appropriating the Exotic: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives’, Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, University of East Anglia, 9 October 2010.
‘The Problem of the Prophet in Later Medieval Art’, Edinburgh Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 16 March 2010.
‘Meanings of Muhammad in Later Medieval Art’, international conference on ‘Crossing Boundaries, Creating Images: In Search of the Prophet Muhammad in Literary and Visual Traditions’, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 17 July 2009.
‘The Monstrosity of Otherness in Herzog Ernst’, Forty-Third Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 10 May 2008.
‘Antichrist, Jews, and Intervisuality in Late Medieval Art and Protestant Propaganda’, History of Art Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, 16 January 2008.
‘Christus contrarius: Antichrist, the Pope, and the Jews’, international conference on ‘Art as Historical Text’, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 16 May 2007.
‘The Jewish Antichrist and Hieronymus Bosch’, Medieval History Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London, 8 March 2007.
‘Liturgy and Subversion in the Prado Epiphany by Hieronymus Bosch’, international conference on ‘Art and Liturgy in the Middle Ages’, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 12 June 2006.
‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Exotic East in the Middle Ages’, keynote address, Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Postgraduate Symposium, University of Glasgow, 2 June 2006.
‘The Holy and the Unholy: Analogies for the Numinous in Later Medieval Art’, Sessions in Honor of Madeline Caviness, Fortieth Annual International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 5 May 2006.
‘Exotics in the Middle Ages: Friends or Foes?’, keynote address for international conference on ‘Friends, Foes, and Lovers’, Twenty-Seventh Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth State University, 28 April 2006.
‘Saracens in Later Medieval Art and Thought’, History of Art Seminar, Dartmouth College, 25 April 2006.