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Albright College
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About Me

I am an expert on late medieval crime and punishment in the urban realm. My research is based out of the archives of Southern France, where I focus on jurisdictional disputes, as well as trial transcripts and prescriptive and reactive law codes. I am currently working on a new project that explores the emergence of policing forces at the end of the Middle Ages, or more specifically night police as they become institutionalized and legitimized as an agent of justice.

Recent Publications


Municipal Officials, Their Public and the Negotiation of Justice in Medieval Languedoc: “Fear Not the Madness of the Raging Mob” (Leiden: Brill Press, 2012)


“A Case of Mariticide in Late Medieval France,” accepted and forthcoming in the peer-reviewed collection, Murder Most Foul: Medieval and Early Modern Homicide (Boydell and Brewer Press, 2018)

“‘And Thus She Will Perish:’ Gender, Jurisdiction, and the Execution of Women in Late Medieval France,” in Death and the Culture of Death in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time, ed. Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2016), 311-337

“Competition for the Prisoner’s Body: Wardens and Jailers in Fourteenth-Century Southern France,” in Crime and Punishment in Medieval and Early Modern Times, ed. Albrecht Classen and Connie Scarborough. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2012), 283-299

“Entrusted with the Key: Prison Wardens, Jailers and Guards in the Middle Ages,” in Réalités, images, écritures de la prison au Moyen Âge, ed. Jean-Marie Fritz and Silvère Menegaldo (Éditions Universitaires de Dijon: Dijon, 2012), 207-223

“The Right to Punish: Jurisdictional Disputes between Royal and Municipal Officials in Medieval Toulouse” (French History, March, 2010), 1-19

“Women on Trial: Piecing Together Women’s Intellectual World from Courtroom Testimony” (Medieval Feminist Forum, 46.1, Fall, 2010), 66-73

“‘With Teeth Clenched and an Angry Face:’ Vengeance, Visitors and Urban Residents in Fourteenth-Century Toulouse,” in Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age, ed. Albrecht Classen and Marilyn Sandidge. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture, 4 (Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 2009), 353-371

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, France
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Material Culture, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Sexuality, Sexual Violence