Collegiate Professorships are offered to faculty who are exemplars of our aspirations for excellence in all areas of our intellectual life. They are rewarded for outstanding work in scholarship, as well as both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and for significant leadership in the unit, the College, and the University.  Professor McCracken is internationally recognized and respected as one of the most important and influential French medievalists currently in the field, as well as a feminist scholar with important work on gender, sexuality and the body. Indeed, Professor McCracken has produced outstanding contributions in the three areas of scholarship, teaching, and service. Peggy has written many articles and has published two books, The Romance of Adultery: Queenship and Sexual Transgression in Old French Literature, and The Curse of Eve, the Wound of the Hero: Blood, Gender, and Medieval Literature. She also has co-authored a book with Donald Lopez entitled In search of the Christian Buddha.  Peggy is working on a book titled In the skin.