HIST101 – Western Civilizations
HIST102- Western Civilizations II
HIST179 - World History I
HIST203 - Introduction to Medieval Europe
Late medieval/early modern Europe
Legal history, gender, violence, England
My Master’s thesis focused on sexual violence in the Middle Ages, specifically in England. I examined cases of rape brought before local courts and assessed motivations behind the charges and desired outcomes of the cases. Using these criteria, I then reconstructed concepts of successful rape prosecutions from the perspective of the medieval accuser.
For my dissertation, I examine concepts of injury and violence as represented by plaintiffs and defendants in fifteenth-century civil litigation filed with the Court of Common Pleas in England. I am interested in understanding not only how violence and injury were understood, but also in how gender, class, and occupation affected people’s suits and experiences within the Court of Common Pleas.