Matthew Fisher Takes Over as Editor of Viator

April 28, 2022

Professor Matthew Fisher has taken over as editor of Viator, a preeminent journal of medieval and early modern studies, with a renewed emphasis on transcultural studies from late antiquity into early modernity.

In this new role, Fisher leads an editorial team composed of newly-hired Publications Manager Allison McCann and a new editorial board of UCLA faculty. Under Fisher’s leadership, Viator aims to expand the geographical and historical scope of the journal, which included assembling a new External Editorial Board of 15 international scholars. In Fisher’s debut issue as editor, Viator published its first cluster of shorter essays: “Global Exchanges in the North Atlantic, ca. 350-1300,” co-edited by Nahir Otaño Gracia, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, and fellow UCLA English Professor Erica Weaver. The cluster features scholarship by a number of early-career scholars. Professor Andy Kelly (UCLA English, Emeritus) was the former editor.

Read Professor Fisher’s essay, “Salve, Viator!

Professor Fisher will moderate Kathryn Kerby-Fulton’s Book Launch this Saturday, April 30 at 9:30am to 10:30am PST (12:30pm to 1:30pm EST). Please join Professor Fisher and Professor Arvind Thomas for this remote event in celebration of the publication of University of Notre Dame Professor Kathryn Kerby Fulton’s new book, The Clerical Proletariat and the Resurgence of Medieval English Poetry (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).