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Allison Edgren

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • History


  • Medieval Studies


Allison Edgren received a Master of Liberal Arts with a concentration in Medieval Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Ph.D. from the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame.  Her research and teaching interests center on the intersection between religious and social history in the Middle Ages.  In particular, her work investigates a history of values as expressed through the treatment and lived experience of disadvantaged and marginal members of society.  Her current project examines changes in the practice and perception of begging in the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries in southern German towns.