Dr. Susan Wade
Dr. Susan Wade received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2007. Dr. Wade's area of specialization is medieval Europe. Her teaching fields include women and gender in medieval European culture and society, religion and the formation of social identity in the Middle Ages, and cross cultural contact between medieval European societies and the medieval Muslim world. Dr Wade's essay "Abbot Erluin's Blindness: The Monastic Implications of Violent Loss of Sight" was published in Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom (Brill: July 2008). Her article "Gertrude's Tonsure: An Examination of Hair as a Symbol of Gender, Family, and Authority in the Seventh-Century Vita of Gertrude of Nivelles" was be published in the Journal of Medieval History June 2013. Dr. Wade will also be addressing the International Medieval Congress, 2014, July 7-10 in Leeds, UK. Her paper is titled, "Guarding the Eye: An Examination of Gendered Directives for Seeing in Early Medieval Rules for Monks and Women Religious."