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Laura Gathagan

Laura Gathagan

Research interests:

Medieval gender

Anglo-Norman political history


Editor: Haskins Society Journal 2013-present


Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center, 2002

M.A., Fordham University, 1994


  • HIS 110: Western Civilization to 1715
  • HIS 329: Medieval Society and Culture
  • HIS 344: Medieval Europe, 300-1050
  • HIS 345: Medieval Europe 1050-1300


The King’s Other Body, Theresa Earenfight. Book Review. Medieval Feminist Forum (November, 2010)

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Lord and Lady, edited Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons. Book Review. The Medieval Review (December, 2004)

"The Trappings of Power: The Coronation of Mathilda of Flanders."  Haskins Society Journal, Volume XIII (The Boydell Press, 2004), 21-39

“Home Court Advantage: The Making of Mathilda of Flanders.”  Plantagenet Connection, Vol. X (Winter 2002)

Medieval Europe and the Rise of Christendom: An Interdisciplinary Biographical Dictionary. (Greenwood Press, 2002)  Contributor of the following entries: Robert Guiscard (1015-1085), Matilda of Tuscany (1046-1115), Mathilda of Flanders (d.1081), Henry I (1068-1135), Henry II, (1133-1189), Baldwin IX of Flanders (1172-1205)


  • 1999 The Denis Bethell Prize, Charles Homer Haskins Society
  • 1998 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Hunter College
  • 1997 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, John Jay College
  • 1997 Graduate Assistantship, City University of New York
  • 1996 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, John Jay College
  • 1995 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, John Jay College