Alexandra Borkowski

Alexandra is currently a 1st year PhD student in the History Department. She completed her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2011, and her M.A. from UMass Boston in 2016. Her Master’s thesis, “‘For the Sake of the Salvation of Our Souls’: An Analysis of Hildegard of Bingen’s Authority and Reformist Theology in Relation to the Founding of Mount St. Rupert,” examines how Hildegard’s authority and theological thought influenced her decision to establish her own monastery in the mid twelfth century.

Her research interests include: Church history, monasticism, popular religion, saint’s lives, and the Black Death.