B.A., Smith College
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Leanne Good is a historian of medieval Europe, concentrating on the early medieval period. She teaches courses at USA on Western Civilization, the Middle Ages, and Ancient Rome and Greece. Her research interests include early medieval political communities, hagiography, mapping, and cultural geography.
Her present book project examines the re-shaping of the political, social, cultural and physical landscape of eighth- and ninth-century Bavaria as the region was absorbed into Charlemagne’s expanding Frankish kingdom. The book argues that the articulation of spatial ordering and spatial hegemony was an important tool for political change during the Carolingian expansion into central Europe.
Future projects include an article on the uses of wilderness imagery in the monastic foundation stories found in eighth- and ninth-century hagiographical accounts, and a comparative study of the political strategies of noble families in the transalpine region.
Envisioning Empire: The Transition from Agilolfing to Carolingian Bavaria (manuscript in progress).
“Boniface in Bavaria,” in A Companion to St. Boniface, ed. Michel Aaij and Shannon Godlove, (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).
HY 101 History of Western Civilization I
HY 351 Medieval Civilization, 950-1300
HY 390 History of Ancient Rome
HY 457/557 Medieval Women
HY 457/557 Early Medieval History: The Barbarian Kingdoms