Assistant Professor of History and Catholic Studies at the University of Mary, North Dakota
Dr. Ann Brodeur grew up on ranches in western North Dakota and Montana. Prior to obtaining her doctorate in History from the University of Toronto, Dr. Brodeur received her B.A. in English Literature and Humanities and Catholic Culture from Franciscan University, studied at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford University, and received an M.A. from the Catholic University of America. She has also participated in international meetings on women and the family and on the work of the home.
Dr. Brodeur’s research interests revolve around questions of culture, community and religion in late medieval England. She is particularly interested in understanding the factors that shape the dynamic of integration and disintegration in communities, the ways that religion and culture speak to and influence one another, and how the interplay between religion and culture influences things like communal coherence and integration. Dr. Brodeur has studied these questions in the context of indulgences and solidarity in late medieval England, and is expanding her research into disability and care for the elderly. She is also interested in modern agrarian movements that found their touchstones in medieval rural communities and culture.