Alexandra Locking

Alexandra Locking

Assistant Professor



B.A., Washington and Lee University

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

My work focuses on the eleventh and twelfth centuries in medieval Europe. I’m interested in how religious beliefs and medieval ideas of gender influenced the way people thought about power and rulership in a Christian society. I’m working on my first book, which studies how religious reform challenged and changed the roles of elite laywomen in medieval society. I’m also starting a new project exploring how the early crusading movement grew out of and affected concepts about gender and race in the medieval European worldview.