Peter V. Loewen is Associate Professor of musicology specializing in Medieval and Renaissance music. His research interests concern vernacular song, religious drama, intellectual history, music and preaching, and the Franciscans. Professor Loewen is the author of Music in Early Franciscan Thought (Brill, 2013), and various articles in such sources as From the Margins 2: Women of the New Testament and their Afterlives (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009); Comparative Drama (Fall 2008); Speculum Sermonis: Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Medieval Sermon (Brepols, 2004); Speculum (July 2007), co-authored by Robin Waugh; and Franciscan Studies (2002). His edited book of essays Mary Magdalene in the Middle Ages: Conflicted Roles (Routledge) and several articles in the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology are forthcoming in 2013. Current research projects include Music in Early Franciscan Practice, a book-length companion piece to Music in Early Franciscan Thought.