Faculty Experts - Rebecca Lynn Winer, Ph.D.

Rebecca Lynn Winer, Ph.D.

Rebecca Lynn Winer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of History

Area of Expertise:

  • Medieval Women and Families
  • Christian, Jewish and Muslim Relations in the Middle Ages
  • Medieval History

Summary

The lives and contributions of the women who lived during the medieval period have been largely obscured in the mists of time. But, for Dr. Winer, they were integral to the progress of an age that gave birth to feudalism and the Crusades; chivalrous knights and courtly love; the Magna Carta and the Canterbury Tales. She is also an expert in Jewish history.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Oxford University
  • B.A., Wellesley College

Selected Publications

  • Winer, Rebecca L., Baumgarten, Elisheva Baumgarten of Elka Klein, "In Memoriam," Jewish History 22:1-2 Summer 2008.
  • Winer, Rebecca L., Women, Wealth, and Community in Perpignan c.1250-1300: Christians, Jews, and Enslaved Muslims in a Medieval Mediterranean Town, Ashgate Publishing Company, 2006. Shortlisted for the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Book Prize (2008)
  • Winer, Rebecca, "Conscripting the breast: lactation, slavery and salvation in the realms of Aragon and kingdom of Majorca, c. 1250–1300,"Journal of Medieval History, vol. 34, Issue 2, June 2008, pp.164-184. recipient of the Society for Medieval Feminist/Scholarship/Medieval Feminist Forum annual prize for outstanding feminist scholarship on the Middle Ages in 2009 as best published feminist medievalist article of 2008.
  • The same article was recognized by Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index as article of the month for October 2008.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Villanova University

Selected Research

  • Maurice Amado Faculty Incentive Grant in Sephardic Jewish Studies (2010) Society for Medieval Feminist/ Scholarship/Medieval Feminist Forum annual prize for outstanding feminist scholarship on the Middle Ages for best published feminist medievalist article of 2008.
  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2007) Folger Shakespeare Library Institute, "Vernacular Health and Healing" (2006-2007) NEH Seminar, "The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Constructions in the Middle Ages," Darwin College, Cambridge, 2006.

Grants

  • Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Maurice Amado Foundation Fellowship(2012-2013);
  • Dean of Arts and Sciences Villanova Faculty Grant (2011);
  • Villanova University Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, the RSG and SRF Summer Research Grants (2011);
  • Maurice Amado Faculty Grant Awarded out of UCLA (2010);
  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2007);
  • Veritas Summer Research Award Villanova University (2005);
  • Book Subvention, Program for Cultural Cooperation Between the Spanish Ministry of Education and United States Universities (2002);
  • Matching Travel Grant, Program for Cultural Cooperation Between the Spanish Ministry of Education and United States Universities (1997);
  • Villanova University Office of Research and Special Programs, R.S.G. Summer Grant (1997);
  • AAUW-- American Association of University Women-- Dissertation Fellowship (1995-1996);
  • UCLA Luckman Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award (1995-96);
  • Western Association of Women Historians' Graduate Student Award (1995-96)

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