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Sister Elizabeth Walsh

Professor Emerita, English

Sister Elizabeth Walsh came to the University of San Diego in 1975  having received her PhD from Harvard University in 1973.  Her area of concentration was medieval literature, and at USD she taught a variety of medieval courses including Chaucer and Dante. She was active in scholarly circles and gave many presentations at different conferences.  Her most recent work is an article on “Images of the Dormition of Mary: East and West” (2007).  She continues her scholarly studies and still teaches an occasional course at USD.


B.A., M.A., Manhattanville College; Ph.D., Harvard University