Tkacz, Catherine Brown

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TKACZ, Catherine Brown


Surname is pronounced "Tuh-kotch;" born in Ames, IA. Education: University of Iowa, B.A. (English), 1974, M.A. (English), 1976; attended Harvard University, 1975; University of Notre Dame, M.M.S. (medieval studies), 1981, Ph.D. (medieval studies), 1983.


Home—1503 East Courtland Ave., Spokane, WA 99207-4614.


Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, manuscript cataloger for libraries, 1983; Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC, project manager and assistant editor for Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium Project, 1983-88; National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, program officer, 1988-91; independent scholar and writer, 1992—. Guest lecturer at Catholic University of America, 1995, 1996, University of Mannheim, 1997, Gonzaga University, 2002, 2003, and other institutions. Affiliated with television documentary Images of Christ, broadcast by Gonzaga University Television, 2000; guest on other television programs.


Medieval Association of the Pacific, travel grant, 1994, John F. Benton grant, 1996; grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1995, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1996, and American Philosophical Society, 1996; fellow in Europe, Pew Evangelical Scholars Program, 1997-98; grant from Earhart Foundation, 1999-2000.


(Assistant editor) The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, three volumes, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1991.

(Editor, with Douglas Kries, and contributor) Nova Doctrina Vetusque: Essays on Early Christianity in Honor of Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J., Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 1999.

The Key to the Brescia Casket: Typology and the Early Christian Imagination, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 2001.

I, Rachel: A Biblical Love Story (poetry), illustrated by John Durka, Forest of Peace Press (Leavenworth, KS), 2002.

Contributor to books, including The Devil, Heresy, and Witchcraft in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey B. Russell, edited by Alberto Ferreiro, E. J. Brill (Leiden, Netherlands), 1998; and St. Mary of Egypt, edited by Donald Scraggs, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI). Contributor of articles, poetry, and reviews to periodicals, including Studies in Iconography, Intercollegiate Review, Studia Patristica, Christianity and Literature, South Atlantic Review, Religion and Literature, Chaucer Review, and Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly. Member of editorial board, Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought, and Religion, 1999-2003.


Susanna Triumphant: The Heroine of the Book of Daniel from the Bible to the Present.



Religious Studies Review, July, 2000, Fred W. Burnett, review of Nova Doctrina Vetusque: Essays on Early Christianity in Honor of Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J.