Jennifer Speed

Contact Information

Jennifer Speed

Director, Extramural Funding and Strategic Resource Development

  • Staff

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Fordham University
  • M.A., Marquette University
  • B.A., St. Mary's University

Graduate Courses Taught

  • REL 525: Augustine
  • REL 520: History and Theology of the Early and Medieval Church
  • MPA 565: Grantwriting

Works in Progress

  • The Spiritual Life of King Jaime I of Aragon
  • Translation of the oldest manuscript text of the Fueros de Aragón (ca. 1247-1265)
  • The Life and Legal Works of Vidal de Canellas, Bishop of Huesca and Jaca
  • Revolutionary Women

Research Interests

  • Medieval Spain, Southern France, & the Mediterranean
  • Intersections of Medieval Muslim, Jewish, & Christian Cultures
  • Customary Law
  • History of Emotions
  • Medieval Theology, Belief, & Practice
  • Medieval Autobiography
  • Spanish Politics and Culture
  • Medieval Aragonese Manuscripts & Texts

Selected Publications

“The Thirteenth-Century Codification of the Fueros de Aragón,” Traditio 71 (2016).

“Catalunya: A Nation in Search of a State.” Newsletter of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 6 (2015).

“Medieval Law Still Matters in Aragon.” Newsletter of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 5 (Winter 2014/2015).

 “Sermons of Saint Vincent Ferrer.” In Vengeance in Medieval Europe: A Reader, co-edited by Daniel Smail and Kelly Lyn Gibson. Toronto, 2009.

Selected Presentations

“Joaquín Costa’s Reimagining of the Medieval Origins of Civil Liberties in Nineteenth-Century Spain.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. New York, March 16-18, 2017.

“Recovering and Reusing Derechos Históricos in Aragon.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia, January 7-10, 2016.

“Bishop Vidal’s ‘magna compilatione’: The First Commentary on the Fueros de Aragón.” Saint Louis University Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. St. Louis, Missouri, June 14-18, 2015.

 “The Fueros de Aragón and the Vidal Mayor: Their Context, Differences, and Why They Matter.” Saint Louis University Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. St. Louis, Missouri, June 16-18, 2014.

“Medieval Iberian Law: A Delicate Balance of Justice, Mercy, Honor, and Grace.” American Catholic Historical Association Spring Meeting. Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 28-29, 2014.

“Sovereignty and the Royal Peace in the Crown of Aragon, 1213-1276.” Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 4-7, 2013.