Audrey Thorstad, PhD Student, University of Leeds
Audrey Thorstad majored in History with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the College of Saint Scholastica in her hometown of Duluth, Minnesota. She moved to England to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Leeds. Her dissertation was entitled “Anglo-Norman Military Obligation, 950-1166”, and she is continuing her study at the University of Leeds as a PhD student. Her thesis looks at the interaction between late medieval/early modern castle owners and the architecture of their residence. Her thesis will consist of a number of case studies. Besides her thesis, she stays busy with leading an undergraduate seminar entitled, “Religion and Culture in Medieval Europe” and working as an intern at the International Medieval Bibliography.