Areas of Specialty: Medieval European social history, rural society
Current Research Interests: Village government and society; popular culture; monks, nuns and peasants, 12th-15th centuries.
1988 Ph.D., Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
Co-Director, Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut, 2009-2014
History Department Undergraduate Director, 2009 – 2014
Faculty Organizer, Annual Medieval Studies/Early College Experience Secondary Schools Outreach, 1998 – present
Daily Life in a Medieval Monastery. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2013.
“Women’s Place and Women’s Space in the Medieval Village,” in Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times, ed. Albrecht Classen (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2012): 209-225.
A Mute Gospel: The People and Culture of the Medieval English Common Fields. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2009.
“Rural Local Records” in Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia, ed. Margaret Schaus. New York and London: Routledge, 2006: 699-701.
A Chronicle of All That Happens: Voices from the Village Court in Medieval England. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1996.
“’Families Have Their Fate and Periods’: Varieties of Family Experience in the Pre-Industrial Village,” in The Salt of Common Life: Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside and Church. Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis, edited by Edwin B. DeWindt. Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University (1995): 409-448.
“Family Linkages and the Structure of the Local Elite in the Medieval and Early Modern Village,” Medieval Prosopography 13:2 (Autumn 1992): 53-82.
“Jurors of the Village Court: Local Leadership Before and After the Plague in Ellington, Huntingdonshire,” Journal of British Studies 30 (July 1991): 237-256.