Yvonne Seale is a historian of women and the social history of religion in the European Middle Ages. She received her PhD in history from the University of Iowa in 2016.

Yvonne’s current research focuses on the involvement of women with the Premonstratensian religious order in twelfth- and thirteenth-century northern France. It explores the ways in which, amidst the religious reform movement which shook twelfth-century Europe, women’s financial contributions, familial links, and spiritual vocations were fundamental to the cohesion of this new religious organization.

In August 2016, Yvonne joined the faculty of SUNY Geneseo in beautiful upstate New York, where she is an assistant professor of medieval history.

Yvonne grew up in Ireland and received a B.A. in History/Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin (2006) and an M.Litt. in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews, Scotland (2008).

Follow her on Twitter @yvonneseale or find her blog here.