Marisa Galvez is Associate Professor of French at Stanford University. She specializes in medieval literature and culture, especially the lyric and romance of Continental Europe during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Her scholarship focuses on such topics as crusade, performance, and the European lyric tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day. Her forthcoming book The Subject of Crusade: Lyric, Romance, and Materials, 1150-1300 (University of Chicago Press) examines how the crusader subject of vernacular literature sought to reconcile secular ideals about love and chivalry with crusade. In addition to this she is also working on two other projects: a transhistorical study of crystal; and contemporary medieval poetry and new theories of lyric.