Yvonne Seale is a historian of women and the social history of religion in the European Middle Ages. Her current research focuses on the involvement of women with the Premonstratensian religious order in twelfth- and thirteenth-century northern France.
Her edition of the thirteenth-century cartulary of Prémontré, co-edited with Heather Wacha, was published in 2023 with the University of Toronto Press. Her scholarship has also appeared in journals including Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique, The Once and Future Classroom: Resources for Teaching the Middle Ages, The Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, Syllabus, and The Public Domain Review.
She is presently at work on a monograph exploring the history of medieval Premonstratensian women.
In 2016, Yvonne joined the faculty of SUNY Geneseo in beautiful western New York, where she is an associate professor of medieval history. She is a Faculty Affiliate in Geneseo’s Center for Digital Learning, which allows her to pursue her interest in digital humanities research and pedagogy. She is the recipient of the Teaching Association for Medieval Studies Teaching Award for College Educators, 2019-2020, and of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2023.
Yvonne received a B.A. in History/Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin and an M.Litt. in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Iowa.