Katherine Allocco

Warner Hall 214

Office Phone: 837-8482
Email: alloccok@wcsu.edu



PhD.  University of Texas at Austin, 2004
MA.   University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1997
BA.    Oberlin College, 1993


Teaching Interests:

Medieval Britain
Medieval and Early Modern Women
Women’s Studies

Research Interests and Publications:

 Dr. Allocco's research specializes in issues of gender, power and authority in late medieval England and France. Currently, Dr. Allocco explores these topics through studying medieval women, particularly queens and warriors, in medieval books and art, and also in modern sources, such as comic books and film. Her interest in these topics began with her studies of 13th and 14th century England and France. Her dissertation, "Intercessor, Rebel, Regent: The Political Life of Isabella of France (1292/6-1358)" is a political analysis of the avenues that royal women had to public power and how they were able to use that power during the extraordinary circumstances of the reign of Edward II of England. Dr. Allocco's dissertation is an unpublished document. Any version available online or elsewhere is unauthorized and has been distributed and obtained without the author's knowledge or consent. Her first publishing project will examine medieval queenship and women's studies.


Dr. Allocco is chair of the Women's Studies Program.

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