C. Libby is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Libby holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, with a minor in Gender Studies and a certificate in medieval studies from Indiana University. Their research and teaching interests include medieval Christian spirituality, gender and sexuality studies, affect theory, and the history of emotions.
Libby's current project, (En)Gendering Feeling in the Middle Ages, places textual accounts of premodern gender crossing in conversation with contemporary scholarship in queer and trans studies. This project aims to make sense of the contested terrain of gendered embodiment by examining how affective intensities (anger, wonder, desire, fear) are produced around and through gender transgressive bodies.