Sarah McNamer is Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Georgetown University. Her primary interest is in the relation between literature and the history of emotion. Her book, Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion (2010), received the Book of the Year Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Her current projects include a book in progress, Medieval Feeling: Middle English Literature and the History of Emotion. McNamer’s honors and awards include a Rhodes Scholarship, a Junior Fellowship at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and research fellowships from the American Association of University Women, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2012 she was awarded a Visiting Distinguished International Fellowship by the Australian Research Council’s Centre for the History of Emotions. McNamer received her PhD from UCLA.