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S.C. Kaplan is a Lecturer of French and Acting French Language Program Coordinator. In addition to teaching lower-division language classes at UCSB, she translates scholarly works from French to English and publishes on fifteenth-century women’s book collections and manuscript studies. She completed a BA in French at the University of Virginia (2008), and her MA (2011) and PhD (2016) in French at UCSB. Her monograph, Women’s Libraries in Late Medieval Bourbonnais, Burgundy, and France: A Family Affair, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2022. She co-edited “The Book as Cultural Actor,” a special issue of Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Studies with Aria Dal Molin (University of South Carolina) in 2021, and has articles in Pecia, Digital Medievalist, and the Journal of the Early Book Society. Her digital humanities projects include Books of Duchesses: Mapping Women Book Owners, 1350–1550, co-created with Sarah Wilma Watson [Independent Scholar]) and the Middle French Transcriptions blog. She has served as a Field Bibliographer for the MLA International Bibliography since 2017 and editor of the Early Book Society Newsletter since 2018.