KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2009, Associate Professor of History, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Amy G. Remensnyder is currently Associate Professor of History at Brown University. She joined the Brown faculty in 1993 as assistant professor. After being named the Stephen Robert Assistant Professor in 1995, she was promoted to associate professor in 1998. Her honors include the Van Courtland Elliott Prize from the Medieval Academy of America, Brown's William G. McLoughlin Award for Teaching Excellence, and Brown's Academic Advisor Award. She has held research fellowships from the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
In her research, Amy G. Remensnyder focuses on the cultural and religious history of medieval Europe. She is currently investigating how Spanish Christians shaped the Virgin Mary as a symbol of the twinned colonizing enterprises of conquest and conversion in medieval Spain and early Spanish America. Remensnyder thereby examines the dynamics of Christian and non-Christian identity and uses the Virgin as a lens to understand how people established identities for themselves in the contexts of domination and devotion.
- Ph.D., Medieval European History, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1992
- A.B., History and Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1983
Duration: March 2009 – December 2009
Project: The Virgin Mary and the Expansion of Spanish Christianity in the Old and New Worlds (ca. 1000 – ca. 1700)