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Rachel Singer


I study the environmental and gender history of early medieval northern Europe, particularly Wales and Merovingian Gaul. My work combines rigorous textual criticism with paleoscientific and archaeological data. I received my AB in History from Georgetown University in 2021 and my MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge in 2022. I am currently a PhD Student at Georgetown University.

I have published on the Black Death in the Maghreb and on a sixth-century nuns' rebellion. My current projects focus on the introduction of first-pandemic plague to Britain, disaster in Gildas' De excidio Britonum, and the environmental impacts of colonization in Roman and medieval Wales.


PhD Student, Environmental History, Georgetown University

MPhil, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge

AB, History, Georgetown University

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