Participant Info

First Name
Shayna
Last Name
Devlin
Affiliation
University of Guelph
Website URL
https://uoguelph.academia.edu/ShaynaDevlin
Keywords
Medieval, Scotland, Stewart, Family Politics, Duke of Albany, Monarchy, Absentee Authority, Britain, Ireland, Regent
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About Me

I am an ABD PhD Candidate in History at the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph. I specialize in late Medieval Scotland, and my dissertation specifically focuses on Robert Stewart, first Duke of Albany (c.1340-1420) and his family in the climb, maintenance, and ultimate fall from power in fifteenth century Scotland. My research engages with wider themes of absentee authority, monarchical power, family politics, and women and power. I am currently on track to finish my PhD this Fall (2018). I also hold an MA in Medieval History from University College Dublin where my research focused on Scottish alliances during the Wars of Independence. I have a BA in History with minors in International Studies and Women’s Studies from Arcadia University. My undergraduate capstone project and course work during my MA focused on Medieval Irish history.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Scotland
Expertise by Geography
Ireland, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Family, Gender, Government, Politics, Women