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Binghamton University
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Medieval, Mediterranean, gender, political history, history of violence, Crown of Aragon, Italy
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About Me

PhD candidate in the Department of History at Binghamton University. My dissertation project, tentatively titled, “Stolen Bodies and Hollow Crowns: The Abduction and Imprisonment of Royal Women in the Mediterranean, 1200-1415,” explores the role of abduction and hostageship in the expansion of the Crown of Aragon in the Balearic Islands and Southern Italy. My project is concerned with the implications of the imprisonment of royal women for the wider history of the Mediterranean world, the history of violence, and political culture.

Recent Publications

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Long Live Sicily and Saint Francis”: Conquest and Devotion in the Queenship of Maria of Sicily, 1392-1401” forthcoming with Franciscan Studies in 2024.

Gregory, Eilish and Questier, Michael, eds., Later Stuart Queens, 1600-1735: Religion, Political Culture, and Patronage. Chapter title: “‘Sickly and Spent’: Reassessing the Life and Afterlife of Anne of Great Britain” (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan’s Queenship and Power series).

Book Reviews:

Brolis, Maria Teresa. Stories of Women in the Middle Ages. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. Published in Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (51), 2020

Dodd, Gwilym and Taylor, Craig, ed., Monarchy, State and Political Culture in Late Medieval England:  Essays in Honour of W. Mark Ormrod. York: York Medieval Press, 2020. History: Journal of the Historical Association 2021.

Fleming, Gillian B. Juana I: Legitimacy and Conflict in Sixteenth Century Castile. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Published in Royal Studies Journal, 7(2), 154–155. DOI:

Mielke, The Archaeology and Material Culture of Queenship in Medieval Hungary, 1000–1395 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Royal Studies Journal, 9(1), pp.90–91. DOI:

Pangonis, Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2021). Royal Studies Journal, 8(2), pp.226–227. DOI:

Sarti, Cathleen. Women and Economic Power in Premodern Royal Courts. Leeds: ARC Humanities Press,2020. Royal Studies Journal 8(1), 195–196. DOI:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Iberia, Italy, and Southern France
Expertise by Geography
France, Mediterranean, Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
1, 2
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Politics, Religion, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women