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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 Dr. Lori Woods

    Education

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

    Biography

     

    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

    Professional experiences

    Associate Dean, School of Arts & Letters, Saint Francis University
    Member, Office of Student Research, Saint Francis University
    Board Member and Institutional Representative, AAUW, Indiana, PA Chapter
    Member, NAACP, Indiana, PA Chapter
    Executive Council Member (Secretary), Association of General and Liberal Studies
    Member, Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science
    Member, C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society
    Member, American Historical Association

    Research interests

    Late medieval Europe; Spain; social and religious history; history of medicine

    Publications

    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.

    Grants received

    John F. Coleman Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research, Saint Francis University
    School of Arts & Letters Writing Release Grant, Saint Francis University
    Faculty Research Development Grant, Saint Francis University
    Faculty Research Travel and Writing Grant, Saint Francis University
    Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine Grants for Research and Travel
    Hill Monastic Manuscript Library Heckman Grant
    Province of Ontario Graduate Research Grant
    Province of Alberta Graduate Research Grant

     

    • 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