Dr. Ann Brodeur

Assistant Professor of History and Catholic Studies


Ann Brodeur is an assistant professor of history and Catholic studies. She is a social historian of the medieval world, focusing her research on the intersection of religion and culture in medieval communities. She teaches courses on medieval history, medieval pilgrimage, religion, culture, and courses on the history of education. Dr. Brodeur has published papers and book chapters on history, anthropology, law, economics, and education. Her most recent work focuses on mechanisms of solidarity in local communities and on new approaches to the person in disability history. 

In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Brodeur serves as an advisor and board member to various educational and non-profit initiatives that support the development of the dignity of work, the home, women, and children. She has served on academic advisory committees for schools and dioceses and as an advisor to NGOs on United Nations policy. She currently serves at the University of Mary as the Catholic Studies Student Leaders formation program director and as the University's faculty representative to the NCAA.

Ann Brodeur, “Setting Captives Free: Indulgences and the Ransoms of War and Piracy,” in Clergy and Warfare, Craig Nakashian, ed. forthcoming, ARC-Humanities University of Amsterdam Press, 2022.

Ann Brodeur, “A History of Housework, 1900-present,” the conference proceedings of the Symposium on the Work of the Home, forthcoming, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ann Brodeur, “Doing Our Home Work: Toward an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of the Work of the Home,” Home Renaissance Foundation Working Paper 17, available at http://homerenaissancefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/17.-Ann-Brodeur.pdf

Ann Brodeur, Review of Paul Auchterlonie, Encountering Islam: Joseph Pitts, An English Slave in 17th c. Algiers and Mecca (London: Arabian Publishing, 2012) in Journal of Early Modern History 18:3 (2014): 287-88.

Ann Brodeur, “Preaching and Indulgences in Late Medieval England” in Weapons of Mass Instruction: Secular and Religious Institutions Teaching the World.  Proceedings of the Eighth Annual St. Michael’s College Symposium, ed. Francesco Guardiani (Legas, 2008):105-115.

Ann Brodeur, Review of Ken Farnhill, Guilds and Parish Communities in Late Medieval East Anglia, c. 1470-1550 (Woodbridge, UK: York Medieval Press, 2001), in Confraternitas 13:1 (Spring 2002), 22-23.

Ann Brodeur, "Indulgences and Memory in the Medieval English Parish Context" at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, U.K., July 2018.

Ann Brodeur, "Redeeming the Captive: Indulgences, Solidarity and the Hundred Years’ War” at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2018.

Ann Brodeur, “Medieval Virtual Pilgrimage and the Hereford Mappa Mundi,” University of St. Thomas, December 4, 2012.

Ann Brodeur, “A History of Housework, 1900-present” at the Symposium on the Work of the Home, sponsored IESE/University of Navarra, New York City, November 29, 2012.

Ann Brodeur, “Preaching and Indulgences in Late Medieval England” at St. Michael’s College Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, November 26, 2005.

Ann Brodeur, “Indulgences and Social Welfare in England, 1400-1530” at the Sixteenth Century Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Oct. 28-31, 2004.

Ann Brodeur, “The Treatment of the Family in terms of Human Rights in U.N. Policy” at Washington Women’s Forum at The Catholic University of America, January 10, 2001.