I got my BA in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011 under the joint supervision of Dr. Nuria Silleras- Fernandez and Dr. Brain Catlos where I completed an undergraduate dissertation analyzing the power and authority of three medieval Iberian queens. I then came to the University of Lincoln where I completed an MA with distinction in Medieval Studies. I am currently being supervised by Dr. Philippa Hoskin for a doctorate at the University of Lincoln, where I am using a 15th century manuscript housed at the Lincoln Cathedral Library and analyzing how it represents the fourteenth century Saint Bridget of Sweden as an example of obedience and ideal womanhood. Since becoming a doctoral student, I have been actively involved with various programmes run through the Vice Chancellor’s Office on Student Engagement, as well as teaching on first and second year modules on American history and shall be starting teaching on the first year East Meets West module in the autumn of 2014.
My profile at Lincoln: http://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/smederos
And at academia.edu: https://ulincoln.academia.edu/SaraMederos