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Current Graduate Students

Congratulations to our graduate students who won awards this year!

Liz Duchovni

Elizabeth Duchovni

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies

Research interests: Medieval English navigation, Literature and Culture of Medieval Iceland

Frances Eshleman

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. Wheaton College

Research interests: Canon Law

Mikayla Fenley

MA Program, Medieval Studies
BA Colorado Christian University
AA Front Range Community College

Research interests: Medieval Theology, Mysticism

Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. History and History of Art, University of Michigan

Research interests: Christianity in the Latin East, Frankish Greece, interfaith relations, art and architecture, and the material culture of the crusades

Pete Hauser

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
J.D. Fordham University School of Law
M.B.A. Stern School of Business, NYU
B.A. Brown University

Research interests: The British Isles from the Neolithic to 1066 with an emphasis on Celtic Studies; History; Law; Economics; Literature; Mythology; Early Christianity

David HowesDavid Howes

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. California State University, San Marcos

Research interests: Medieval English mayors, borough history

Meghan Kase

Meghan Kase

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. Classics, Temple University

Research interests: Early Middle Ages, East-West relations, transmission of Greek texts in the West, formation of the "Other" in the Western Religious Imaginary, the Genealogy of Religious Violence, Critical Theory
Awards: received a 2016 Reginald Foster Scholarship from the Paideia Institute and a 2016 GSA Professional Development Grant to attend Paideia's Living Latin in Paris Program.

Christoph Keim

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A., Louisiana State University

Research interests: Late medieval heresies, religious thought

Linea Kemsley

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. Brigham Young University

Research interests: Manuscript studies, late medieval England

Camila Marcone

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
M.A. University of Salamanca
B.A. Columbia University

Research interests: Environmental History, Medieval Iberia, effects of Christianity on consumption and local biodiversity

Katy McCombs

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. College of Wooster

Research interests: Russian Orthodox iconography and the iconostasis, ascetic theology, hesychasm

Alex Pisano

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. College of the Holy Cross

Research interests: medieval theology, medieval philosophy, medieval literature

Alexandra Ponti

M.A. Program, Medieval Studies
B.A. Millersville University

Research interests: Cultural and urban history of late medieval England, London cooks from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries

Former Visiting Students

Katrine Funding Højgaard
MA Program, Medieval Studies
BA History, Aalborg University (Denmark)
Research Interests: High Middle Ages, Central Europe, and British Isles, History of Mentalities, Cultural History, Manuscripts, Literature.

Affiliated Fordham Students

Alisa Beer
PhD Program, History
MA Medieval Studies, Fordham University
MLS, Rare Books and Manuscripts Specialization, Indiana
BA History, Yale University
Research Interests: Book history, the medieval book trade, manuscript culture, pilgrimage and devotional literature.

Benjamin Bertrand
PhD Program, History
MA History, Boston College
BA History, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Research Interests: intersections of violence and society in Medieval Europe, with a special emphasis upon the ways that violence served to construct identity in different communities.

Ronald Braasch
PhD Program, History
MA Military History, Norwich University, VT
BS Military History, United States Military Academy
Research Interests: Medieval History, Military History, The Hundred Years’ War, The Crusades.

Kathryn Bresee
PhD Program, Philosophy
BA Eastern University
Research Interests: Natural law, contemporary Thomism

Robert Byers
PhD Program, English
MA English, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
BA English, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Research Interests: Old English Literature, Middle English literature, Icelandic sagas, animal studies, posthumanism.

Patrick DeBrosse
PhD Program, History
MA Medieval History, University of East Anglia
BA History, Temple University
Research Interests: High Medieval Europe, especially its noble culture, the crusading movement (the Third Crusade, in particular), the construction of narrative history, and the Angevins domains.

Jeff Doolittle
PhD Program, History
MA Medieval British Studies, Cardiff University
BA History and Political Science, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Research Interests: Early medieval medical texts, monasticism in southern Italy, Beneventan script
Dissertation Mentor: Richard Gyug

Louisa Foroughi
PhD Program, History
MA Medieval Studies, Fordham University
Research Interests: Social and cultural history of late medieval England, reading practices and literacy, vernacular religion, yeomen

Tobias Hrynick
PhD Program, History
MA Medieval Studies, Fordham University
BA History, University of Maine
Research Interests: Medieval environmental history, particularly wetland management.

Nathan Melson
PhD Program, History
MA History, Fordham University
BA Harding University
Dissertation Title: Franciscan Identity and Saintly Economy in Late Medieval Marseille, 1248-1483
Mentor: Richard Gyug

Alex Miller
PhD Program, Theology
MA Catholic University of America
MA University of Notre Dame
AB Georgetown
Research Interests: Theological anthropology, theological epistemology, doctrinal disputes and councils

Sarah O'Brien
PhD Program, English
MA Medieval Studies, Fordham University
BA Catholic University of America
French of England

Rachel Podd
PhD Program, History
MA Medieval History, University of York
BA History, Trinity University
Research Interests: Medieval England, the Iberian Peninsula, gender, health and disease, social history.

Natalie Reynoso    
Theology Program

Christopher Rose
PhD Program, History
MA Medieval Studies, Fordham University
BA University of Albany
Research Interests: Nobility, historiography, the Latin East

Joseph Rudolph
PhD Program, English
MA Medieval Studies, Fordham University
BA Literature, Thomas More College
Research Interests: Medieval Latin, reception of classical texts, twelfth-century literary culture, medievalism, English poetry.

Samantha Sagui
PhD Program, History
MA History, Fordham University
BA History, Brandeis University
Research Interests: 14th century England, urban history, crime and policing.
Dissertation Title: Law, Order, and the Development of Urban Policing Functions in Later Medieval England
Mentor: Maryanne Kowaleski

Doug Shephardson
PhD Program, Philosophy
Research Interests: Ancient and medieval philosophy, patristics, late antiquity, and the philosophy of religion

Sean Patrick Spillane
PhD Program, English

Margaret Summerfield
MA Program, English
BA Bryn Mawr College
Research Interests: Early modern literature and society, female prophets, religious dissenters

Christopher Sweeney
PhD Program, Theology
MFA Brown University
BA San Francisco State University
Research Interests: Late antique Syria, asceticism, medicine and magic, epigraphy

Caroline Timmings 
MA Program, Philosophy

Gregory Tucker
PhD Program, Theology
MA Theology, St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York
MSt Theology, Oxford
BA Theology, Oxford
Research Interests: Patristic and Medieval Theology, Biblical exegesis, Liturgy.

Christopher Upham
PhD Program, Philosophy
MA Fordham
MA Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
BA Wheaton College
Research Interests: metaethics, theories of moral responsibility, philosophy of mind, medieval semantics and logic