Graduate Student Committee
Purpose: To act on behalf of the graduate
student members of the Academy in voicing their concerns about medieval
studies and promoting their participation within both the Academy
and the broader academic community. In addition to fostering international
and interdisciplinary exchange, the committee is especially dedicated
to providing guidance on research, teaching, publishing, professionalization,
funding, and employment in conformity with the purposes for which
the Academy was formed, as set forth in Article 3 of the Academy's
Composition: Five appointed members, including
a chair, who has a nonvoting seat on Council. All members must be
graduate students and members of the Medieval Academy.
Term: Two years, rotating. The date in parentheses
is the final year of the incumbent's current term in office. The
administrative year for committees runs from annual meeting to annual
Kristin Canzano Pinyan (2010)
Rutgers University, GSC Committee Chair
Interests: Late Medieval England, women and gender history, social history, lay religious practice, books of hours, hagiography.
Thomas Devaney (2010)
Dissertation topic: "An 'Amiable Enmity': Frontier Spectacle and Intercultural Relations in Castile and Cyprus"
Interests: Mediterranean cultural and social history, popular religion, the Crusades, urban public ritual, sacred space, architecture.
Kathleen Neal (2011)
Monash University, Australia; GSC Committee Chair
Dissertation topic: "Ancient Correspondence and English Government: Henry III and Edward I"
Interests: Literacy, rhetoric, communication, English legal & administrative practice, the role of queens, computing in the humanities.
Karrie Fuller (2011)
University of Notre Dame
Interests: Manuscript studies, medieval travel, hagiography, Old and Middle English poetry.
Andrew Kraebel (2011)
Dissertation topic: "The study of the Bible in fourteenth-century England"
Interests: Biblical exegesis from the Carolingian period to the later Middle Ages; grammar, rhetoric, and hermeneutics; paleography and codicology; textual editing.
Sarah C. Parker (2012)
University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Christian-Jewish dynamics and religious identity, women and the book, spatial theory.
Michelle Urberg (2012)
University of Chicago
Dissertation topic: "Liturgical traditions of medieval Scandinavia, with an emphasis on Brigittine practice in Sweden"
Interests: Medieval music and music theory, medieval Scandinavia, Christology and Mariology in the late middle ages, Latin paleography, Edvard Grieg and Norwegian nationalism, Ingmar Bergman, film music.
here for a promotional poster that invites students to join
the Medieval Academy and explains membership benefits. Please help
us reach graduate students by printing the poster and hanging it
on your bulletin boards and office doors