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Dr. Lori Woods

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    Position: Associate Professor of History

    Department: History and Political Science, Public Health

    Office: Scotus Hall 316-A

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    814.471.1104

    About Lori Woods

    Education

    • Ph.D. University of Toronto
    • M.A. University of Calgary
    • B.A. University of British Columbia

    Biography

    Dr. Lori Woods is an Associate Professor of History and teaches the history of medicine as well as other courses related to the history of public health. She received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Toronto in 2007, and has been teaching at Saint Francis University since 2008. Her research interests include the history of women's health, women's medical knowledge and practice, and epidemics and public health responses. 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 the history of women and gender in pre-modern Europe from legal, medical and economic perspectives. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript which examines the Franciscan involvement in medicine and public healthcare in pre-modern Spain.

    • Teaching & Research
    • Publications
    Teaching & Research
    • History 101 Europe and the World, 1500-1815
    • History 220 History of Science (spring semesters)
    • History 245 History of Medicine (fall semesters)
    • History 401 Renaissance and Reformation
    • History 445 Black Death: Renaissance Society, Culture, and Politics
    • History 495 History of Prostitution
    • *Public Health Expertise: Medical History

    Research Interests

    • Late medieval Europe; Spain; social and religious history; history of medicine
    Publications
    • Co-editor, Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Toronto: Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011).
    • "Mainstream or Marginal Medicine? The Case of a Parish Healer Named Gueraula Codines," in Worth and Repute.

    Current Projects

    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