Miri Rubin is Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London. Her books explore central themes in medieval religious culture, including Jewish-Christian relations, women in and of religious life, and the rituals of devotion and practice. In Corpus Christi (Cambridge University Press, 1991) she unravelled the central ritual of the mass, its practice and meanings. Her Gentile Tales (Yale University Press, 1999) showed with utmost detail how a new anti-Jewish accusation was born in later medieval Europe, out of the matters which most troubled Christians in their own religion. Mother of God (Allen Lane, 2009), a distinctive cultural history of the Virgin Mary, followed. Her most recent works include A Very Short Introduction to the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Cities of Strangers (Cambridge University Press, 2020). In January 2020, she became President of the Jewish Historical Society of England.