Jane Tylus is professor of Italian studies and vice provost for academic affairs at New York University, where she also sits on the faculty of comparative literature. She is the author of Writing and Vulnerability in the Late Renaissance.
"Catherine of Siena was one of medieval Europe's most fascinating and important religious and political personages, male or female. Thanks to Jane Tylus, we now have a book in English that presents her in all her impressive complexity, constantly engaging the reader in Catherine's spiritual and political mission as well as her life story. Tylus is a fine storyteller, a discerning interpreter, and a generous thinker." - Deanna Shemek, University of California, Santa Cruz"