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Erica Bastress-Dukehart

Erica Bastress-DukehartErica Bastress-Dukehart, associate professor of history at Skidmore College, specializes in Medieval and Early Modern European history. She teaches classes on perceptions of women in Medieval Europe, Crime and Punishment, the Enlightenment, and science and nature in the Renaissance. Her book, The Zimmern Chronicle: Nobility, Memory, and Self-Preservation in Sixteenth-Century Germany, was published in 2002 by Ashgate Press. Her most recent article is titled "Negotiating for Agnes' Womb: A Contested Space of the Early Modern Nobility."

Bastress-Dukehart directed Skidmore's Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program during 2005–06. She has been a member of Skidmore’s Curriculum Committee, the New Faculty Learning Community, and the Assessment Task Force, and last year she sat on the Assessment Steering Committee. Currently, she chairs the Committee on Educational Policies and Planning.

Bastress-Dukehart received a B.S. degree from the University of Oregon and an M.A. and Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley.