Photo: Annette Hornischer

Professor of History; Royce Family Profesor of Teaching Excellence, Brown University

Nina Maria Gorrissen Fellow of History - Class of Spring 2018


Amy Remensnyder is a professor of history at Brown University, where she also directs the Brown History Education Prison Project. She earned her AB from Harvard University, studied at Cambridge University and the École des Hautes Etudes in Paris, and received her PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley. Remensnyder is author of Remembering Kings Past: Monastic Foundation Legends in Medieval Southern France (Cornell, 1995) and La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds (Oxford, 2014), and co-editor of Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice (Routledge, 2011). Her honors include the Van Courtland Elliott Prize from the Medieval Academy of America as well as Brown’s William G. McLoughlin Award for Teaching Excellence and Academic Advisor Award. Her work has been supported by the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, American Council of Learned Societies, Guggenheim Foundation, and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg of the Ruhr-Universität.