Teaching

Kathleen has been recognised for excellence in undergraduate teaching by the Faculty of Arts, the Monash Vice-Chancellor’s Awards, and the Australian Awards for University Teaching, with particular emphasis on her ability to motivate and inspire students.

Kathleen teaches a variety of units in Medieval and Renaissance history streams, including:

She is also a contributor to thematic units such as:

Kathleen is available to supervise honours and postgraduate research in high medieval politics, rhetoric, and gender, and in the medieval and early modern history of the British Isles generally.

Current supervision

  • Annie Blachly (PhD), Emotion and violence: Mapping the Coronial deaths of medieval Oxfordshire
  • Deborah Seiler (PhD, based at UWA), Homosocial friendship in late medieval England
  • Dimitra Petrakis (MA), The Virgin of Le Puy: Networks of Power and Regional Identity 1000–1200
  • Elinor French (MA), Inquisition Records and Social Networks in 13th-Century Languedoc
  • Emma Tutko (BA Hons), Fashion in 12th-century western Europe
  • Ethan Gould (MA), ‘A most noble and worthy prince’: The career of Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, d.1332
  • Jennifer Lord (PhD), Les Dames de Roubaud: Contextualising a community of lay religious women in Marseilles in the thirteenth century
  • Kerry Kirwan (MA), Viking Travel Stories and Fabulous Journeys
  • Lucy Booth (BA Hons), Medieval Welsh Identity after the Edwardian Conquest
  • Rosa Martorana (MA), Text, Space and Control: Religious Women in Renaissance Italy
  • Teagan Currey (BA Hons), The Two Matildas: powerful women in the age of anarchy

Completed theses

  • Kyly Walker (MA, under examination), The Bishops and the Crown during the Reign of King Stephen of  England (1135–54)
  • Jessica O’Leary (MA, 2017), Emotions and Identity in 15th-Century Aragonese Transregional Family Letters
  • Laura Screen (BA Hons, 2017), Wondrous Visions: Optical Science, Morality and Gender in the Thirteenth-Century Low Countries
  • Julian Calcagno (BA Hons, 2017), Gift Exchange and the Politics of Honour in Late Anglo-Saxon Society
  • Anne Holloway (PhD, 2016), Early Dominican Exempla Collections: Defining a Method of Ethical Pedagogy
  • Katherine Aldred (BA Hons, 2015), The Letters of Bess of Hardwick as a Performative Medium
  • Morgan Griffiths, (BA Hons, 2014): Llywelyn ap Gruffydd: The Nature of Politics and Alliances in Medieval Wales
  • My teaching approach has been recognised with a 2016 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Australian Awards for University Teaching Read more
  • I’m honoured to have been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in the Early Career category for 2015 Read more
  • This year in Medieval Europe, one of the first year history units I coordinate, my tutors and I trialled a new assessment strategy, which seems to have paid huge dividends in student (and staff!) engagement. Read more