Dr. Wanda Zemler-Cizewski

Wanda Zemler-Cizewski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita

Wanda Zemler-Cizewski (Ph.D. 1983, University of Toronto, Medieval Studies; historical area) specializes in the history of medieval scholastic theology and interpretation of scripture, with a particular interest in the twelfth century. She recently published a translation of Peter Abelard’s Expositio in hexaemeron or interpretation of Genesis 1 to 3, and is currently working on translations of exegetical and cosmological texts by Rupert of Deutz and Honorius Augustodunensis.

She has also published a lengthy article on Thomas Aquinas’ use of Philippians 2: 5-11, and a series of articles on his doctrines of ius and lex. Other areas of interest include language theory in the Augustinian tradition, the use of Jewish sources by Christian exegetes in the twelfth century, and the creation and purpose of woman according to the medieval Jewish and Christian exegetical traditions.

Research Fields

  • Medieval Theology
  • Medieval Biblical Exegesis
  • Thomas Aquinas