Katherine Churchill studies and teaches medieval literature. Her dissertation project, The Archival Turn: Poetry and Posterity in Late Medieval England and France, traces how changes in the storage and organization of texts transformed representations of posterity and futurity in literary writing in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. In addition to her work on media history and cultural memory, she also studies virginity, gender, and nineteenth-century medievalism.
Churchill also writes about literature, history, and medieval culture for public outlets and runs the Public Facing Scholarship Kohler Seminar at UVA. Her essays have appeared in outlets such as Time, Literary Hub, Oxford American MagazinePublic BooksElectric Literature, and Avidly
Peer-Reviewed Articles:
“Relational Virginity and Nonbinary Gender in La vie de Sainte Euphrosine and La vie de Saint Alexis,” Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, Vol. 50, Issue 2 (June 2024): 139-158.
Selected Public Facing Writing:
"The 12th Century Library Thief Who Anticipated Today's Hackers." Time.
“Archival Romance: On Finding Love in the Papers of an Obscure Medieval Poet.” Literary Hub  
“An Extraordinarily Metal Way to Be: Authorship and Medieval Women.” Public Books
 “Questing for the Past.” Oxford American Magazine.
 “The Monster in The Green Knight Should be Sexier.” Electric Literature.
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