Who we are

Many scholars have been affiliated with this multi-decade project over its history. On this page, you will find a list of our current staff.



Project Director

The differences between Hengwrt and Ellesmere intrigued me.

I started work as part of the Canterbury Tales Project team in 1999, the year I moved to England. 

I wrote two doctoral theses for which I used computational methods to study different aspects of the Tales. Although I have done significant work using bioinformatics software, most of what I do has firm roots in textual criticism. 

My background gives me a different perspective from that of other editors. I am the first Latinx woman to edit the Canterbury Tales. You can also visit my personal site.


Peter Robinson, founder and former director

He is Bateman Professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan.
He has developed several computer-based tools for the preparation and publication of scholarly editions, and is active in the development of standards for digital resources. He has published and lectured on matters relating to computing and textual editing, on text encoding, digitization, and electronic publishing, and on Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. As well as his own editions of Old Norse and Middle English texts, he has collaborated with other scholars on the publication of editions of collections of historical documents, Armenian texts, the Greek New Testament and Dante’s Monarchia and Commedia.



Adam is a doctoral candidate from the English Department at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of Peter Robinson. He is a research assistant on the Canterbury Tales Project. His BA and MA are from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His other interests are Spanish Medieval literature and Mexican traditional riddles. His doctoral dissertation researches the textual tradition of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. To aid his research he uses phylogenetic software in order to establish the relationships that the 18 witness of the chaucerian poem bear. 



Kyle is a doctoral candidate in his final year of study in the English Department at the University of Saskatchewan under the supervision of professors Brent Nelson and Peter Robinson. His primary research interests include literature of Late Medieval and Early Renaissance England, Digital Humanities and Network Visualization, Textual Editing, and Medieval and Renaissance tropes in New Media. He is a Research Fellow on The Canterbury Tales Project as well as a research assistant for The Social Network of Early Modern Collectors of Curiosities and The Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons (GEMMS). His dissertation research focuses on concepts of sociability in Early Modern England, with a focus on the social context of Donne’s verse epistles.


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