Patricia Dailey is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her work spans medieval literature, contemporary philosophy, gender studies, psychedelic studies, and eco-criticism. She is the author of Promised Bodies: Time, Language, and Corporeality in Medieval Women’s Mystical Texts (Columbia UP 2013), which sought to reconsider the critical language associated with embodiment by recasting it in the context of a poetics. Along with Veerle Fraeters, she is co-editing a Brill Companion to Hadewijch, forthcoming. She is currently pursuing several projects: while visiting Reid Hall she will be pursuing work on trees and branching, finishing a book on the arboreal sublime; she is also writing an experimental autobiography of parentheses, or, what could be called life, in parentheses. She is the founder of the Colloquium for Early Medieval Studies, co-founder of the Affect Studies University Seminar, and Co-Chair of the Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council. She has taught in France at the Université de Lille 3, and the Collège International de Philosophie.