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Harvard Divinity School
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Heresy, Inquisition, Social Network Analysis, Women in Religion, Mysticism, Religious radicalization
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About Me

Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel is a Visiting Lecturer and Research Associate in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School, and an associate researcher of the Institute for Research on Medieval Cultures (IRCVM) of the University of Barcelona. She holds a BSc in Physics, a BA in History, an MA, and a PhD in Medieval Cultures from the University of Barcelona, which she received for her dissertation, “Communities of Dissent: Social Network Analysis of Religious Dissident Groups in Languedoc in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.” She has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship to carry out her research project ILLITTERATAE at Queen Mary University of London, starting August 2022 and is currently working on her project Networks of Defiance: Women and Heretical Conversion in the Late Middle Ages.

Recent Publications

“From Inquisition to Inquiry: Inquisitorial Records as a Source for Social Network Analysis.” In Christianity and the Digital Humanities, edited by Tim Hutchings and Claire Clivaz, 195–212. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021 (co-authored with and Carlos López-Arenillas).

“Beliefs in Progress: The Beguins of Languedoc and the Construction of a New Heretical Identity.” SVMMA. Revista de Cultures Medievals 15, no.1 (2020): 95–117.

Carrillo Rangel, David, Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel, and Pablo García Acosta, eds. Touching, Devotional Practices and Visionary Experience in the Late Middle Ages. London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

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Western Europe
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Computational, Religion, Women