MAA News – 2018 Dissertation Grants

The nine endowed and named Medieval Academy Dissertation Grants support advanced graduate students in medieval studies.

Nicole Genevieve Corrigan (Emory University), “Inventing the Virgen del Sagrario: Castilian Images of the Virgin and Visual Strategies of Devotion” (Hope Emily Allen Dissertation Grant)

Dominique DeLuca (Case Western Reserve University), “Shadows in Fifteenth-Century Secular Manuscripts” (Etienne Gilson Dissertation Grant)

Jacob Westbrook Doss (University of Texas at Austin), “Making Monastic Men: Reforming the Novitiate in the Long Twelfth Century” (John Boswell Dissertation Grant)

Shannon Emily Gilmore (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Miracles at the Margins: The Popular Piety of Miraculous Images in Quattrocento Tuscany” (Grace Frank Dissertation Grant)

Rachel McNellis (Case Western Reserve University), “Imitating Christ in Late-Medieval Picture Music: Notated Scores as Visual Images and Transformative Spaces” (E. K. Rand Dissertation Grant)

Adam C. Matthews (Columbia University), “Law, Liturgy, and Space in Medieval Catalonia, 850-1100” (Helen Maud Cam Dissertation Grant)

Leah Pope Parker (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Body Eschatology: Disability, Death, and the Afterlife in Early Medieval England” (Robert and Janet Lumiansky Dissertation Grant)

Jake Purcell (Columbia University), “Parsing Truth in Merovingian Gaul: Evidence and the Early Medieval Critic” (Charles Tuttle Wood Dissertation Grant)

Kalina Yamboliev (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Narratives of Belonging: Hagiography and Community Identity in Southern Italy and Sicily, c. 950-1150” (Frederic C. Lane Dissertation Grant)

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