Dr Maroula Perisanidi
- Position: Teaching Fellow in Medieval History
- Areas of expertise: Medieval/Byzantine Ecclesiastical History; High Middle Ages; Gender and Sexuality
- Email: M.Perisanidi@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 8304
- Location: 409 Parkinson Building
- Website: Academia | Marginal Identities Blog | Twitter | ORCID
I finished my PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2015. Since then I've held a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Leeds, and my current position as a Teaching Fellow in Medieval History. In 2018 I was also the lead academic in the Whiterose-funded project on 'Marginalisation and the Law: Medieval & Modern'.
My first monograph, published by Routledge (2019), offers a comparative study of twelfth-century England and Byzantium on the topic of clerical abstinence from sexual intercourse, with a particular focus on canon law. My recent and current work focuses primarily on gender and sexuality, taking as a starting point the better-studied situation in the West and considering whether similar methodologies can be applied in a Byzantine context.
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- Executive Committee for the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies
- Member of the the Gender & History Editorial Collective
As part of my Teaching Fellowship this year, I run modules on religious communities, both Christian and Jewish, in the central and later Middle Ages, as well as Latin and Paleography classes.
Research groups and institutes
- Medieval Studies