Robin Pokorski is a PhD candidate with a focus on medieval Europe. Her dissertation research examines the ways in which Dominican nuns in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Germany developed friendships, communities, and networks in support of or in opposition to the Observant reform. She is also interested in the ways in which local politics and nuns' families aided or opposed the goals of reform and how these situations affected nuns, as well as manuscript transmission networks. Robin is also interested in the ways in which medieval churchmen thought and wrote about gender categories. Other areas of interest include saints' relics, medieval parishes, and the medieval Islamic world. Robin holds a BA (summa cum laude) from The George Washington University in history and classical studies.