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Maura NolanMaura Nolan is an Associate Professor in the English Department and the first director of the Chernin Mentoring Program, the pilot program for Berkeley Connect. She earned her PhD at Duke University in 1998, and began her career at the University of Notre Dame; she has been teaching at Berkeley since 2005. Her specialty is Middle English Literature. Nolan has published widely in journals and edited collections; her first book, John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. She has co-edited two additional volumes, The Text in the Community: Essays on Medieval Works, Manuscripts, Authors and Readers (with Jill Mann), and Medieval Latin and Middle English Literature: Essays in Honour of Jill Mann (with Christopher Cannon). Currently, she is finishing a book on John Gower and sensory aesthetics. In 2011, she received the Berkeley Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors for her work with the Chernin Program.


Michele RabkinMichele Rabkin joined the Berkeley Connect program as its first Associate Director in 2013. Previously she served as the first Associate Director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley (and its predecessor, the Consortium for the Arts). She has a BA from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego.

Email: micheler@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510)664-4182




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