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City University of New York - Borough of Manhattan Community College
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Early medieval Italy, ideology, identity, gender
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About Me

Dr. Nicole Lopez-Jantzen joined the faculty at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College in Fall 2017 as a historian of medieval history. Prior to this appointment she worked as an assistant professor at Queensborough Community College (2013-2017). Dr. Lopez-Jantzen received her doctorate in history from Fordham University in 2012, where she analyzed the struggle over Ravenna as part of a larger conflict over authority in the post-Roman west. Her recent research has focused on the role of Lombard and Byzantine women in the identity construction and ideology fundamental to the new dominant groups in the early medieval west and on sexuality in early medieval Italy.

In addition to her research, Dr. Lopez-Jantzen’s teaching seeks to make the teaching of western civilization more inclusive, particularly by consistently highlighting the experiences of women, non-elites, and religious minorities. She also teaches Women’s History and serves on committees promoting women’s and gender studies at BMCC.

Recent Publications

“Between Empires: Race and Ethnicity in the Early Middle Ages.” Literature Compass 16.2 (2019).

Lopez-Jantzen, Nicole. “Kings of All Italy? Overlooking Political and Cultural Boundaries in Lombard Italy.” Medieval Perspectives 29 (2014): 75-92.

Lopez-Jantzen, Nicole. “Reconceptualizing Ravenna’s Economic Importance in the Eighth Century.” Medioevo Adriatico 3 (2011): 125-168.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Material Culture, Women