About Meghan Woolley

I am a historian, writer, and teacher currently based in Indiana.

I am a historian of law and culture in the High Middle Ages. My research examines the roles of emotions in the aristocratic culture of Anglo-Norman England, particularly the intersections of emotions with politics and law. My current book project analyzes how emotions connected the common law to a broader network of social relationships in twelfth- and thirteenth-century England. To find out more, please visit my research page.

I teach academic writing, medieval history, and early modern history. My goal as a teacher is to break down the processes of academic writing and doing history to empower students as writers and historians. You can find helpful links and handouts for teaching medieval history, researching medieval law, and doing academic writing on my resources page. 

I am currently working as a post-doctoral research associate at the Purdue Writing Lab, where I am conducting research on writing in the disciplines, leading writing workshops for graduate students, and consulting with individual writers.

I completed my Ph.D. in history from Duke University. I also hold a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.Litt. from the University of St Andrews.