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Lori Eshleman

Instructor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography: 

Lori Eshleman received her bachelor's degree from Rockford College (1975); and her master's degree (1977) and doctorate (1983) in art history from the University of Minnesota. In 1980, she received a Thord-Gray Memorial Fund Fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation for her doctoral dissertation research on the Viking picture stones of Gotland, Sweden. She has taught at ASU since 1994 in the areas of art History, English and interdisciplinary studies. She taught in the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Cambridge Summer Program in England twice and has lived and traveled widely in Ecuador. Her research and teaching interests include sacred place and pilgrimage, and encounter and hybridity in the European Middle Ages and the New World. She also has long experience writing fiction, and is the author of a historical novel set in 18th century Ecuador, "Pachacuti: World Overturned" (Bagwyn Books, 2015).

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Art History (Old Norse Literature), University of Minnesota 1983
  • M.A. Art History, University of Minnesota 1977
  • B.A. French Literature and Art, Rockford College 1975
Videos
Shamans, Jesuits, and Rebels: Encounters in the New World
Research Interests: 

Early Medieval Art and Culture: Viking & Anglo-Saxon

Encounter and Hybridity

Sacred Place and Pilgrimage

Writing Historical Fiction

Publications: 

Pachacuti: World Overturned, Bagwyn Books, Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2015.

"Weavers of Peace, Weavers of War," in Peace, Negotiation, and Reciprocity: Strategies of Co-existence in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. Diane Wolfthal. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Press, 2000.

Rev. of  Early Medieval Bible Illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch by Dorothy Verkerk.  Comitatus, 36 (2005).

Rev. of Theorizing Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, ed. Catherine Karkov and Fred Orton.  Comitatus,  35 (2004).

Rev. of Myntfynd fran Ostergotland and Myntfynd fran Angermanland, by Brita Malmer and Ian Wisehn. Scandinavian Studies, 56 (1984).

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 215Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 215Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 215Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 215Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 215Strategies of Academic Writing
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
Honors / Awards: 

1999, 1996 Nomination for ASU College of Fine Art Distinguished Faculty Associate

1980 Thord-Gray Memorial Fund Fellowship, The American-Scandinavian Foundation

1980 Kress Foundation Fellowship

1979-80 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of MN

1979-1981 Phi Kappa Phi, University of Minnesota

1975-78 Bush Fellowship, University of Minnesota

1975 Talcott Fellowship to the University of Chicago (declined)

1971-75 National Merit Scholarship, Rockford College

1975 Phi Beta Kappa, Rockford College

1975 Lincoln Award, Rockford College

1975 Leonard Bernstein Award, Rockford College

1971 Jane Adams Award, Rockford College

1971 Illinois State Scholar

Professional Associations: 

College Art Association to 2005

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Affiliated Faculty

Historical Novel Society

Work History: 

2009-Present  Instructor, Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University, Polytechnic

2000-2001   Visiting Asst. Professor, School of Art, Arizona State University

1995-1996   Visiting Asst. Professor, Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University

1994-2009   Faculty Associate, School of Art, Arizona State University at Tempe

1996-2007   Faculty Associate, Literature, Culture, & History and IAP, Arizona State University West

1998-2009   Faculty Associate, Humanities & Arts, Arizona State University, Polytechnic

1997            Faculty Associate, English, Arizona State University at Tempe

1983-1984   Faculty Associate, De Lourdes College, Des Plaines, Illinois

1981            Faculty Associate, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1978-79       Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Service: 

2013-15  Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies

2013-15  College of Letters and Sciences Personnel Committee for Contract Faculty

2011 Chaired Session at 86th Annual Medieval Academy of America Conference

2015-2013, 2011-2009, 2004-1995 Chaired Sessions at Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Conference