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Zoe Senecal


Zoe Senecal studies medieval Europe, specializing in the history of monasticism in northern France. Her research focuses on the Cistercian nuns in Paris in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, a project at the intersection of women's history, monastic studies, and the history of medieval urbanism. She is exploring how a variety of local archives can be used to learn about nuns' contributions to the wider matrix of devotional culture in Paris. 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! Beyond her academic pursuits Zoe has a decade of experience as a backcountry canoe guide; she would love to tell you her idea for a medieval history class taught exclusively from the stern of a canoe.
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