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Lauren Wood

Lauren Wood, PhD

    Specialties:
  • History,  
  • Western Civilization

Professor Wood is a lecturer for the Integrated Interdisciplinary Core sequence. She received her MA in
Early Modern European and Medieval Byzantine History from CSU Fullerton in 2015 and received her
doctorate from UC San Diego in Medieval History in 2023. Her research considers themes surrounding
gender and the female body, monstrosity, and the construction of social memory.
She currently teaches courses at USK, as well as Cal State San Marcos and UC San Diego. Courses
taught at USK include: INT 210: Western Civilization & The Formation of Christendom and INT 310:
Ethics and Culture in Modern Society.
She has received multiple grants and fellowships to further her research, including the Mellon-funded
Integrated Initiative Fellowship, and is currently collaborating on an early cultures conference focusing on
gender frames in the pre-modern period. She is also working on an article for the Medieval Feminist
Forum. Her dissertation, From the Devil We Came: Reimagining Female Agency with the Monstrous
Mélusine, is available on ProQuest.