Sherri Johnson

Sherri Franks Johnson

Associate Professor
237B Himes Hall


Courses Taught

Medieval History; Women in Medieval Europe; Women in Early Modern Europe; Martyrs, Monastics and Mystics; History of Christianity; Heresy


Current Research Interests

Women’s Monasticism in Medieval Europe; Veneration of Mary in late medieval and early modern Italy; Late Medieval Monastic Reform Movements


Interested in Directing Theses On

Medieval and Early Modern European History; Women in Premodern Europe; Religion in Premodern Europe



BA Louisiana State University, 1992

MA University of Arizona, 1997

PhD University of Arizona, 2004


Awards and Honors

LSU ORED Faculty Travel Grant, 2018

LSU HSS Manship Summer Stipend, 2016

LSU Council on Research Summer Stipend, 2015

University of California, Riverside Center for Ideas and Society Residential Fellowship, Fall 2008

University of Arizona Vice President for Research Fund Grant, Fall 1999



Notable Articles

“Poverty and Property: Ties between male and female religious communities in late medieval Bologna, “ Questiones Medii Aevi Novae 19 (2014): 19-32.

“Negotiated Unions and Hostile Takeovers: Studying Religious Women’s Choices in Late Medieval Italy.”  Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 44 (2013): 267-282.

“Convents and Change: Autonomy, Marginalization, and Religious Affiliation in Late Medieval Bologna,” The Catholic Historical Review 97 (2011): 250-275.



Monastic Women and Religious Orders in Late Medieval Bologna. Cambridge University Press, 2014.