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University of Michigan
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late medieval, Britain, women, social history, religion, material culture, parishes, London,
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About Me

I’m a social historian of late medieval England. I’m broadly speaking, I’m interested in the cultural and social impact of the so-call Black Death.

Recent Publications


The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion after the Black Death (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

People of the Parish: Community Life in a Late Medieval English Diocese (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001).

 Text Book:

with Allyson Poska, Women and Gender in the Western Past 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007).

Articles (Select):

“Wives in Sanctuary: Married Couples and Asylum for Debt in Westminster,” Medieval Prosopography, special issue in honor of Joel T. Rosenthal, 33 (2018): 223-37.

with Kathryn Smith and Sara Stanbury, “The Honest Bed: The Scene of Life and Death in Medieval England,” in “A Thing of the Past: Material Evidence and the Study of Medieval England’s            Past,” special issue of Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Ancient and Medieval Pasts, 5 (2016) 61-95.

“Material Culture of Childbirth in Late Medieval London and its Suburbs,” Journal of Women’s History 28: 2(2016): 126-48.

“Nouveaux Arts de la table et convivialitiés sexuées (Angleterre, fin de l’epoque médiévale),” Clio, 40:1(2014), 45-67. Also, to be published as “Gender and Changing Foodways in England’s Late-Medieval Bourgeois Households.”

“Well-Behaved Women Can Make History: Women’s Friendships in Late Medieval Westminster,” In Writing Women’s Lives, eds. Amy Livingstone and Charlotte Newman Goldy (Basingstoke:           Palgrave/MacMillan, 2012), 247-65.

“Rebuilding St. Margaret’s: Parish Involvement and Community Action in Late Medieval Westminster,” Journal of Social History, 45:1 (2011): 148-171.

“Margery Kempe and the Parish,” in The Ties that Bind: Essays in Medieval British History in Honor of Barbara A. Hanawalt, eds. Linda E. Mitchell, Katherine L. French, and Douglas L. Biggs (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2011), 159-74.

“Loving Friends: Surviving Widowhood in Late Medieval Westminster,” Gender and History 22: 1 (2010): 21-37.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Great Britain
Expertise by Geography
England, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Material Culture, Religion, Urban History, Women