Ericka Swensson


Contact Information
E-mail: emswensson@yahoo.com
Phone: (213) 740-1657
Office: SOS 284

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Biographical Sketch

I am a seventh year ABD graduate student in History and Gender Studies.  I received my undergraduate degree in European History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and my MA degree in Medieval Europe from California State University, Long Beach.  My primary fields are Medieval and Early Modern Europe.  I am a Teaching Assistant in Religious Studies and I also work as a Research Assistant for the Interdisciplinary Research Group at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. My research and teaching interests include: Medieval Europe, Early Modern Europe, Saints, Monasticism, Hagiography, Gender & Sexuality, Early Christianity, and Comparative Religions.
I warmly welcome all questions about the History program or the Gender Studies program at USC.


  • M.A. , CSU - Long Beach
  • B.A. , UC - Santa Cruz
  • Ph.D. History & Gender Studies, University of Southern California, 8/2013

  • Description of Research

    Research Keywords
    Gender and Sexuality, monasticism, Early Medieval Europe, hagiography.
    Research Specialties
    Early medieval Europe, Anglo-Saxon England, Gender and Sexuality, hagiography, monasticism.

  • Department of History
  • 3502 Trousdale Parkway
  • Social Sciences Building (SOS) 153
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90089-0034