Skip to main content

Helen Damico

Helen Damico

Professor Emerita


Medieval Studies
British and Irish Literary Studies

Contact Information

Phone: (505) 277-7448
Email: hdamico
Office Location: Humanities 317


Helen Damico has been teaching courses in Old and Middle English at UNM since 1981. She completed her Ph.D. at New York University in 1980. Damico is Editor and co-editor of Medieval Scholarship: Biographical Studies on the Formation of a Discipline (3 vols); Heroic Poetry in the Anglo-Saxon Period; and New Readings on Women in Old English Literature, and author of Beowulf's Wealhtheow and the Valkyrie Tradition and numerous articles on Old English and Old Norse literature. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America in 2015. She is also the founder of UNM's Institute for Medieval Studies.

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021