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Sarah LaVoy

Ph.D. Student in Medieval Studies

Sarah LaVoy

Educational Background

  • B.A., Medieval Studies, Classical Civilizations, and Art History, University of Minnesota - Morris, 2019.


Sarah’s Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) heritage not only introduced her to the captivating power of holistic approaches and interdisciplinary knowledge but still influences her research philosophy today. Sarah joined the Medieval Studies program as a Ph.D. student having earned her B.A. in Medieval Studies, Classical Civilizations, and Art History from the University of Minnesota, Morris. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Sarah applies Indigenous archaeology theory and methods to her study of medieval English material, visual, and literary cultures. In her most recent work, Sarah applied Indigenous archaeology theory to her visual and textual analysis of medieval English monuments and Old English poetry. The result was a new way of understanding the cultural mixing and effects of colonization in medieval northern England.


  • Archaeology Program
  • Medieval Studies Program

Graduate Fields

  • Medieval Studies


  • Early Medieval Art and Architecture
  • Early English Literature and Culture
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Theory
  • Indigenous Archaeology
  • The Global Middle Ages