Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in History, Lucy Cavendish College
Affiliated College Lecturer and Director of Studies in History, Newnham College
Subject groups/Research projects
Twelfth and thirteenth-century intellectual history with particular emphasis on medieval Christian-Jewish relations.
Teaches Chronology to students taking the MPhil in Medieval History, supervises students taking the central medieval option of that course on a variety of intellectual, theological and cultural topics. Also supervises students taking the MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History on medieval topics. PhD students have worked/work in similar areas, for example, the political thought of John of Salisbury, Jewish female moneylending in thirteenth-century England, ’crusade and reform: the language of Christian martyrdom’, perceptions of Jews in twelfth-century Christian glosses on the Psalms.
The main undergraduate papers taught are: Paper 14, European History c. 900 - c. 1215; Paper 19, The History of Political Thought before 1700 in Part I and the Specified Paper in Part II on 'The Jewish Presence in Medieval Society'.
- Christians and Jews in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance (1995).
- Christians and Jews in Dispute. Disputational Literature and the Rise of Anti-Judaism in the West (c. 1000-1150) (1998).
- Editor of Religious Violence between Christians and Jews: medieval roots, modern perspectives (2002).
- Christian-Jewish relations, 1000-1300. Jews in the service of medieval Christendom (2011).