Faculty Profile: Elizabeth Haluska-Rausch
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Dr. Haluska-Rausch graduated with a B.A. in English and History from SMU, before continuing her education at Harvard University and earning a doctorate in History in 1998. In 2005, she completed a M.S. in Information Science at University of North Texas, and served as curator of Special Collections at Bridwell Library until January 2008. Later in 2008, she joined Tarlton Law Library as department head of Special Collections. Her curatorial interests include manuscript studies, rare books, paleography and expanding curatorial studies onto the web. Dr. Haluska-Rauschs research interests focus on the powers of women and patterns of property holding in Bas-Languedoc before the Albigensian Crusades (11th and 12th centuries). Dr. Haluska-Rausch has taught courses on the medieval city, the medieval family, and medieval Latin paleography. Selected publications include The History of Womens Lives in the Archives of Languedoc, Unwilling Partners: Conflict and Ambition in the Marriage of Peter II of Aragon and Marie de Montpellier, and, among others, the exhibition catalogue: The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Bible Collection at Bridwell Library, 1996-2006.