Postdoctoral Fellow, University Writing Program
B.A., Simon Fraser University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Dr. MacDonald's scholarly interests are in the representation of gender in Old and Middle English saints' lives, with a particular interest in non-binary gender identity. Her research in medieval manuscript studies and her work teaching Multimedia Writing and Rhetoric with the University Writing Program have mutually informed Dr. MacDonald's interest in the ways in which writers and makers of texts in any era shape arguments by deploying a nuanced understanding of media.
Recent Scholarly Activity
"Brothers and Sisters: Narrative Voice, Textual Transmission, and Non-Binary Gender in Old English
Hagiography." Women Leaders and Intellectuals of the Medieval World. Ed. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, John
Van Engen, and Katie Bugyis. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2018. Forthcoming.
"Challenging Normative Notions of Transidentity in Medieval Studies." New Chaucer Society 2018 Congress.
Toronto, ON. July 2018. Roundtable Participant