The Robbins Collection and Research Center is proud to announce that former Robbins Research Fellow Corinne Leveleux-Teixeira has been elected to the Legal Doctrines and Canonical Traditions chair at the École pratique des hautes études, one of France’s most prestigious educational institutions. She will take the chair beginning in the autumn semester, in August 2021. Professor Leveleux-Teixeira first came to the Robbins Collection in 1995 as a PhD student from France, studying blasphemy. In 2001 she published her first book, La parole interdite: Le blasphème dans la France médiévale (XIIIe-XVI siècles), which largely comes from the research she conducted at the Robbins Collection. Professor Leveleux-Teixeira spent her most recent fellowship with the Robbins Collection in 2018 gathering material for a book on oaths in the middle ages, with a focus on the linguistic and social elements of oaths. Her earlier work on blasphemy is connected to her more current research on oaths. Until the 12th and 13th century, blasphemies were called “bad oaths.” After the 13th century, blasphemy was specified as a crime, separate from the concept of an oath. The study of blasphemy and oaths allows Professor Leveleux-Teixeira to explore the relationship between laws and language, an area of study she has been interested in since her first visit to the Robbins Collection.