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The Center for Medieval Studies regularly hosts scholars in one of two programs:

The Medieval Fellows program offers post-doctoral medievalists the opportunity to be affiliated with the Center for one to two semesters if they plan to reside in the New York City Area. Fellows are expected to attend Center events and participate in the intellectual life of the University during their residency.

Visiting Fellows can be pre- or post-doctoral medievalist scholars in residence in New York City for shorter periods and up to one year.

Applicants need only submit one application in order to be considered for both of the Fellows Programs.

Current Fellows

Jennifer C. Edwards (Medieval Fellow, 2020-2021) is a Professor of Ancient and Medieval History at Manhattan College. As a fellow, Dr. Edwards will be pursuing work on her second book project, Holy Healing: Saints and Leprosy in the Middle Ages, which will examine saints' treatment of leprosy in Medieval Europe. This project expands upon her examination of religious communities in her first book, Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix (Oxford, 2019), which was a co-runner up for the Society for Feminist Scholarship 2020 Book Prize.