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Zoe Senecal

M.Phil in Medieval Studies, Trinity College Dublin


Zoe Senecal studies religion and gender in medieval Europe, specializing in the history of women's monasticism in northern France. Her research focuses on Cistercian nuns in Paris in the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries, with a particular emphasis on how nuns shaped the conceptualization and execution of justice outside of their cloisters. Her project sits at the intersection of women's history, monastic studies, and the legal studies. Zoe's teaching profile includes courses on medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Please be in touch to collaborate with her on any teaching project that might help make medieval courses more global or interdisciplinary!