Katharine Dubois
Lecturing Fellow of History

A USA Today bestselling novelist of nineteen historical romances as Katharine Ashe , I now teach part-time at the university. My courses explore representations in popular culture of medieval religion and sexuality, as well as the history of popular romance fiction. As a full-time academic until 2007, my research interests included religious belief and practice in medieval Latin Christendom, especially penance, pilgrimage, penitential devotion, saints' cults, and relics. My dissertation, Strangers and Sojourners: Pilgrimage and Pilgrims in Late-Medieval Rome, traced the early history of the Roman Jubilee, a year-long celebration of penitential pilgrimage to the city's ancient shrines. I am particularly interested in medieval notions of charity, charitable institutions, and the understanding of spiritual community that bound the living and the dead.

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  • 111 Classroom Building, Box_ 90719, Durham, NC 27708
  • Duke Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708

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