Professor of History
Areas of Specialty:Â Medieval EuropeanÂ social history, rural society
Current Research Interests:Â Village government and society; popular culture; monks, nunsÂ and peasants,Â 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,Â 2009 â 2014
Faculty Organizer, Annual Medieval Studies/Early College Experience Secondary Schools Outreach, 1998 â present
Daily Life in a Medieval Monastery. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, 2013.
âWomenâs Place and Womenâs Space in the Medieval Village,â in Rural Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times, ed. Albrecht Classen (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2012):Â 209-225.
A Mute Gospel: The People and Culture of the Medieval English Common Fields.Â Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2009.
âRural Local Recordsâ in Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia, ed. Margaret Schaus.Â New York and London: Routledge, 2006:Â 699-701.
A Chronicle of All That Happens: Voices from the Village Court in Medieval England. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1996.
ââFamilies Have Their Fate and Periodsâ:Â Varieties of Family Experience in the Pre-IndustrialÂ Village,â in The Salt of Common Life:Â Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside and Church.Â Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis, edited by Edwin B. DeWindt. Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University (1995): 409-448.
âFamily Linkages and the Structure of the Local Elite in the Medieval and Early Modern Village,â Medieval Prosopography 13:2 (Autumn 1992): 53-82.
âJurors of the Village Court: Local Leadership Before and After the Plague in Ellington, Huntingdonshire,â Journal of British Studies 30 (July 1991): 237-256.
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