Professor Susan Rankin of the Faculty of Music has been honoured for her notable contribution to the field of Medieval Studies by being made a Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. The new Fellows and Corresponding Fellows will be officially inducted during the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy in Boston.
Professor Rankin was also elected as a Corresponding Member of the American Musicological Society at its annual Louisville meeting in July.
Susan Rankin is Professor of Medieval Music at Cambridge University. She was educated at Cambridge, King’s College London and Paris.
Her scholarly work engages with music of the Middle Ages through its sources and notations and through its place and meaning within ritual. The ways in which music was exploited as an element within church ritual, and especially in dramatic ceremonies, have formed a long-term focus of her studies.
Professor Rankin was elected fellow of the British Academy in 2009.