Meet Our Co-Founders

I am Kisha Tracy, an associate professor of English Studies at Fitchburg State University, specializing in pre-modern British and world literature, Co-Coordinator of the FSU Center for Teaching and Learning, and co-creator of the Lone Medievalist idea. I received my Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2010. My first book is available from Palgrave, entitled Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature, and explores how the traditional medieval relationship between memory and confession provides a valuable framework for understanding the employment of recollection in various Middle English literary texts.  My interests, both teaching and research, are wide-ranging, from classical literature and Anglo-Saxon to Chaucer and disability studies. Photography is a passion of mine, and you are likely to see some of my photos on the site from time to time. In addition to The Lone Medievalist projects, John and I are also co-founders of the blog MassMedieval, which we encourage you to visit. We truly hope that The Lone Medievalist provides our fellow medievalists a space to discuss, post resources, and find community.

I’m an associate professor of English at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, where I’ve been since 2007. I am a co-creator of the Lone Medievalist, a co-founder of and occasional contributor to the MassMedieval blog, co-founder of the New England Saga Society (a professional organization dedicated to the promotion of saga studies in North America), and co-host of Saga Thing, a podcast dedicated to the Icelandic sagas. As all the “co-” designations suggest, I’m a big believer in collaboration among colleagues. I’ve also published on various topics including The Canterbury Tales, Anglo-Saxon hagiographical literature, Icelandic sagas, and disability studies. Welcome to the Lone Medievalist!

Meet Our Staff

My name is Sarah Barott.  I’ve taken on the job of Editor-in-Chief and Website Manager here at The Lone Medievalist Online.  I will be gathering the information that we use and designing the site around our community.  I have a BS in History and I am currently finishing up my English MA at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN.  Our college is a smaller state school and we have only recently started growing our medieval program.  My own focus is on early medieval Germanic societies and gender.  I am currently researching the ties between death, gender, and booze.  I look forward to hearing from everyone and helping to grow this collection of people and resources!