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Zachary Angulo


Zachary Angulo is a second-year doctoral student and a Medieval Studies cluster fellow. He earned his B. A. in History at Arizona State University's Barrett Honors College (2014), where he also received certificates in Medieval Studies and Jewish Studies. His undergraduate thesis, “The Persecuting Society: Church, Crown, and Jewish Moneylending,” examined law and order as preconditions for the persecution of Jews in 13th-century England and France. He earned his M. A. in History from Northwestern University (2017) after completing his first-year thesis, "The Aunts of Christ in Late-Medieval Paris: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of Mary Cleophas and Mary Salome." His current project traces Moravian customary law and Jewish life in late-medieval Brno before, during, and after the Hussite Wars.

Zachary is primarily interested in humanist critiques and canonical defenses of the Holy Kinship on the eve of the Reformation. His secondary research interests include: Jewish-Christian relations mediated through overlapping legal jurisdictions; marginalization and state formation in Latin Christendom; and the history of saints' cults. Zachary's minor field is the history of modern sexuality, especially in Catholic contexts.
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