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Dr. Lori Woods is an
Associate Professor of History who specializes in medieval and early modern
European history, the history of women, family and community, and the social
history of medicine. She studied history and medieval studies in several
different colleges in Canada, and has worked in historical archives overseas.
She has been teaching at Saint Francis University since 2008, and now calls
Pennsylvania her home. Her research interests include medieval town government,
hospital development, and gender and charity. She is a contributing co-editor
of a collection of essays, Worth and
Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Essays in
Honour of Barbara Todd, which explores women’s experiences from legal,
medical and economic perspectives. Currently, she is working on a book
manuscript which focuses on urban piety, gender issues and hospital development
in late medieval Valencia
Associate Dean, School of
Arts & Letters, Saint Francis UniversityMember, Office of Student
Research, Saint Francis UniversityBoard Member and
Institutional Representative, AAUW, Indiana, PA ChapterMember, NAACP, Indiana,
PA ChapterExecutive Council Member
(Secretary), Association of General and Liberal StudiesMember, Southern
Association for the History of Medicine and ScienceMember, C.F. Reynolds
Medical History SocietyMember, American
Late medieval Europe;
Spain; social and religious history; history of medicine
Lori Woods, “Marginal or
Mainstream? The Case of a Parish Healer Named Gueraula Codines” in Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Medieval
and Early Modern Europe. Essays in Honour of Barbara Todd, ed. Kim Kippen
and Lori Woods (Toronto: Center for
Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University, 2011), pp. 93-121.
John F. Coleman Award for Outstanding Teaching and
Research, Saint Francis UniversitySchool of Arts & Letters Writing Release Grant, Saint
Francis UniversityFaculty Research Development Grant, Saint Francis
UniversityFaculty Research Travel and Writing Grant, Saint Francis
UniversityHannah Institute for the History of Medicine Grants for
Research and TravelHill Monastic Manuscript Library Heckman GrantProvince of Ontario Graduate Research GrantProvince of Alberta Graduate Research Grant
Lori Woods’ research focuses on the history of hospitals and the development of civic religious culture in late medieval Valencia (Spain). She has presented her research at international conferences and institutions. She is currently working on an article-length study of a repentant asylum in Valencia, and also a book project that examines the impact of plague on hospital formation and the development of civic religious culture in late medieval Spain.
Read about Dr. Wood's experience with Saint Francis University study abroad students in Ambialet, France, during the Fall 2010 semester at Dr. Wood's Fall 2010 Study Abroad Blog
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