Professor Gertsman is the author of The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance (2010) and Worlds Within: Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna (2015); the editor of Visualizing Medieval Performance: Perspectives, Histories, Contexts (2008); Crying in the Middle Ages: Tears of History (2011), and “Animating Medieval Art,” the guest-edited issue of Preternature; and co-editor of Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture: Liminal Spaces (2012). She has also authored numerous articles on a wide variety of subjects, including sculpture, murals, prints, and illuminated manuscripts. Her current projects include the monograph on emptiness in late medieval art, contracted by Penn State Press, and a centennial focus exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art co-curated with Stephen Fliegel.
Professor Gertsman is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including those from the NEH, the ACLS, the Mellon and Kress Foundations, and the Medieval Academy of America. Regularly nominated for teaching and mentoring awards, she was the winner of the Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching in 2015. She currently serves on the board of directors of the International Center of Medieval Art.