Martha Rampton is the Director of Center for Gender Equity at Pacific University. She publishes a variety of topics, from holy women in both the Christian and Islamic traditions, to the significance of the feasting imagery in the Bayeux Tapestry. Her most recent work concentrates on magic, women, and rituals in the early Middle Ages. Her monograph entitled Magic, Women and Ritual Power through the First Millennium is forthcoming. Her newest research project engages the growing interest in the history of emotions. She is currently writing a book on the role of emotion in a celebrated 9th century divorce case. Her teaching fields are as broad as her research interests.