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Christina Carlson, PhD

Associate Professor of English

Phone: (914) 633-2157
Email: cmcarlson@iona.edu

BA, Drew University
MA, University of Wales, Lampeter
PhD, Fordham University


Dr. Christina M Carlson earned her Bachelor's degree in English, History and Women’s Studies from Drew University. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Wales (UK); she received her Master's degree in English with a special emphasis on manuscript studies. Dr. Carlson received her PhD in English from Fordham University with a certificate in Medieval Studies. Her dissertation research focused on late Middle English saints’ lives and their lay audiences.

Dr. Carlson currently teaches courses in Chaucer, medieval women, and Celtic spirituality, as well as core courses in composition, and literature to 1700. She has an interest in the intersection of medieval studies and pop culture, and has taught, written and presented on topics ranging from the Twilight series to medieval werewolf tales. She is a member of the Honors faculty, and developed and coordinates the Study Abroad trip to the Isle of Iona in Scotland.

Dr. Carlson is a member of The Medieval Academy, the New Chaucer Society, the Medieval Club of New York and the Hagiography Society. Her current research interests include medieval children and families, Chaucer, and Middle English romance.