Marcela Perett

Marcela K. Perett earned a BA in English and Environmental Economics from Middlebury College in 1999, an MTS (Masters in Theological Studies) in Church History from the University of Notre Dame in 2003, and a PhD in Medieval History from the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame in 2009. At Notre Dame, she taught survey courses on the history of the Western Civilization and of the Middle Ages, as well as seminars on various topics in medieval religion and culture. At Bard College Berlin, she has taught the Forms of Love Core Course as well as a number of seminars, such as "Imperialism: ancient and modern," "Christianity and the church," "Clash or co-existence: Christians and Muslims in the medieval Mediterranean."

Her research interests include late medieval religious culture, notions of heresy and of orthodoxy, religious propaganda and Christian radicalism. Awards supporting her research include the Solmsen Fellowship from the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Edward Sorin Fellowship from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently working on a book titled Vernacular Preachers, Fractious Partisans, and Rebellious Religion: The Historical Dynamics of the Hussite Movements in Late-medieval Prague. Most recently, her work has appeared in the Viator.