Chancellor's Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Steven Justice is Chancellor's Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D from Princeton University in 1985 and has taught at Berkeley since 1987. He is interested in the forms of thought that shape and differentiate cultural enterprises like literature, philosophy, and religious practice, and in the forms of self-reflection built into each of them. His book Adam Usk's Secret was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2015, and he is currently working on Volume 3 of the Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman. Recent essays include “Eucharistic Miracle and Eucharistic Doubt,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42 (2012): 307-32; “Chaucer’s History-Effect,” in Answerable Style: The Idea of the Literary in Medieval England, ed. Frank Grady and Andrew Galloway (2013), 169–94; “‘Shameless’: Augustine, After Augustine, and Way After Augustine,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44 (2014): 17-43; "Piers Plowman and Literary History," in The Cambridge Companion to Piers Plowman, ed. Andrew Cole and Andrew Galloway (2014); and "Aers's Langland and the Truth of Poetry," Syndicate: Theology 2017,


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