Lydia M. Walker
Lydia M. Walker earned her PhD in History at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) in 2018 for her dissertation “Lay Spirituality, Crusading, and Reform in the Sermons of Jacques de Vitry.” She contributed an article co-authored with Thomas E. Burman, “Spain, Islam, and Thirteenth-Century Dominican Memory,” for Convivencia and Medieval Spain: Essays in Honor of Thomas F. Glick, ed. Mark T. Abate (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018): 311-339. As a Mellon Fellow Dr. Walker will examine the affiliation of clerics and holy women, and “the collective construction of sanctity and the role of holy women in embodying and transmitting the messages of Holy War” in Liège, Flanders and the Levant in the 13th and 14th centuries.
- 2019–2020 - Mellon Fellows