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Professor Ruth Mazo Karras, 2017-18 Bullough Fellow

Ruth Mazo Karras is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and from September 2018 will be Lecky Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin. Her most recent books are the third edition of Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing Unto Others (Routledge, 2017); Entangled Histories, co-edited with Elisheva Baumgarten and Katelyn Mesler (University of Pennsylvania, 2016); Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages (University of Pennsylvania, 2012); and The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, co-edited with Judith M. Bennett (2012). Her current research deals with King David as a figure of masculinity in medieval Christian and Jewish cultures.  Ruth is is Second Vice-President of the Medieval Academy of America, the General Editor of the Middle Ages Series at the University of Pennsylvania Press, and a member of the Editorial Board of the American Historical Review, and is a past President of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and former co-editor of Gender and History. She holds her BA and PhD in History from Yale University and MPhil in European Archaeology from Oxford.


Professor Jacqueline Murray, 2016-17 Bullough Fellow

Professor Murray is a Professor of History in the College of Arts at Guelph University, Canada.  Her research focuses on the history ofmasculinity and male sexuality, theological and cultural ideas about gender and sexuality, marriage and family.  Among her many publications, she is the editor of, Marriage in Premodern Europe: Italy and Beyond (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2012); Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West (New York: Garland, 1999); Love, Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages. A Reader(Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2001); and co-editor with Konrad Eisenbichler of Desire and Discipline. Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996). Professor Murray is in St Andrews for Semester 2 of the academic year and working on Supernatural Castration.

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