Jesús R. Velasco

Professor
Columbia University
Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, Medieval and Renaissance Program, The European Institute

Jesús R. Velasco teaches Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Columbia University (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought).

He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Universidad de Salamanca, Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), and the École Normale Supérieure (Lettres et Sciences Humaines). He is interested in issues regarding legal codification.

Among his publications are books and articles on Medieval and Early Modern knighthood, history of the book and reading, medieval political theory, law and culture, Occitan poetry, etc. He is currently completing his book Dead Voice: Law, Philosophy, and Fiction in the Middle Ages.