Robin Pokorski

Robin Pokorski is a third-year doctoral student with a focus on medieval Europe. She is particularly interested in exploring the ways in which medieval religious women developed friendships, communities, and networks. Her current research examines Observant communities of Dominican nuns in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Germany, focusing particularly on the spread of reform and the associated transmission of manuscripts. Robin is also interested in the ways in which medieval churchmen thought and wrote about gender categories. Other areas of interest include saints' relics, medieval parishes, and the medieval Islamic world. Robin holds a BA (summa cum laude) from The George Washington University in history and classical studies.