Lab Members

Lab Directors

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Steven Bednarski
Director

Director for The Herstmonceux Project  (2012 – 2017) and the D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab (2016 – Present)

Email: stevenb@uwaterloo.ca

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Ann Marie Rasmussen
Co-Director

Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies at the University of Waterloo (2015 – Present), previously a faculty member in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University, North Carolina, for twenty-five years.

Email: amrasmus@uwaterloo.ca

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Jolanta N. Komornicka
Associate Director

Assistant Professor of (Medieval) History at St. Jerome’s University (2017 – Present)

Email: jkomorni@uwaterloo.ca

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David Porreca
Associate Director

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Zack MacDonald
Associate Director

Librarian at SJU 2015-Present Digital Librarian with Herstmonceux Project and DRAGEN Lab

Email: zack.macdonald@uwaterloo.ca

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Caley McCarthy
Assistant Director & Lab Manager

PhD History Candidate, McGill University; Master of Arts – History, University of Waterloo (2011); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2016 – Present)

Email: caley.mccarthy@uwaterloo.ca

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Andrew Moore
Research Facilitator

ABD PhD History Candidate, University of Waterloo; Master of Arts – History, University of Waterloo (2013); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2016 – Present)

Email: a5moore@uwaterloo.ca

Senior Research Scholars

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Professor Emeritus, York University (Toronto)

PhD, Yale
Expertise: Medieval and early modern Europe an environmental, economic, and social history; natural resource use; peasants and rural life; East-Central Europe; frontiers and inter-cultural contacts.

Email: medfish@yorku.ca

Research Fellows

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Dr. Nicholas Must

PhD, McMaster University, 2009-2014,
MA, European History, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2005-2007
Expertise: Late medieval and early modern sermons

Email: nmust@wlu.ca

Graduate Fellows

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Mackenzie Pritchard

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies and Honours History with minor in Classical Studies, University of St. Jerome’s and Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: mdpritch@uwaterloo.ca

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Sarah Johnston

MA History candidate​, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2018 – Present)​

Email: s9johnst@uwaterloo.ca

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Mackenzie Pritchard

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies and Honours History with minor in Classical Studies, University of St. Jerome’s and Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: mdpritch@uwaterloo.ca

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Jordan Tardif

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: jatardif@uwaterloo.ca

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Moira Scully

Undergraduate in Honours Classical and Medieval Studies with minor in History, University of St. Jerome’s and Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N Lab Intern (2017 – Present)

Email: mscully@uwaterloo.ca

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Michelle Serrano-Sandoval

Undergraduate in Honours History,  University of St. Jerome’s and Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: m3serran@uwaterloo.ca

Visiting Fellow

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Astrid Lembke

Undergraduate Interns

 

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Peter Del Rosso

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval History, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2017 – Present)

Email: pdelross@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Jack McCart

BA University of Guelph (2018); Associate D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2018 – Present)​

Email: jmccart@uoguelph.ca

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Andrei Tudorancea

Undergraduate in Honours History and English with a minor in Medieval Studies, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2018 – Present) 

​Email: a2tudorancea@uwaterloo.ca

Content Manager

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Sara Fontes

BA expected June 2019 in classics, University of Waterloo. Attending University of Toronto for a double Masters in Musuem Studies and Information. Research intern and website developer for Prof. Rasmussen.

Email: saradfontes@gmail.com

Past Members

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Shannon Phaneuf

Undergraduate in Honours History with a minor in Medieval Studies, University of St Jerome’s and Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2017 – Present)

​Email: sephaneu@uwaterloo.ca

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Sonya Pihura

PhD History Candidate, McGill University (2018 – Present). BA, MA University of Waterloo.

Email: sapihura@uwaterloo.ca

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Daphne Van Delst

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies, University of St. Jerome’s and Waterloo ; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: dpvandel@uwaterloo.ca

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Zohra Faqiri

MA History Candidate, University of Waterloo (2018 – Present); BSc University of Toronto (2017)

Email: zfaqiri@uwaterloo.ca

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Hayley Ellis

MA History candidate, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2018 – Present)

Email: hbellis@uwaterloo.ca

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Sonya Pihura

PhD History Candidate, McGill University (2018 – Present). BA, MA University of Waterloo.

Email: sapihura@uwaterloo.ca

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Erin Fortier

Undergraduate in Honours History with a minor in Political Science and Medieval Studies,  University of Waterloo (2018)

 Email: edfortie@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Rebecca MacAlpine

PhD History Candidate, University of Waterloo; Masters of Teaching, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2018); Master of Arts – History, University of Waterloo (2016); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2017 – Jan. 2019)

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Steven Casta

M.A. in History, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2017)

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Ziad Wadi

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies with minor in Studies in Islam, University of St. Jerome’s and Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2018)

Email: zwadi@uwaterloo.ca

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Jack Zhou

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies and Mathamatics (Co-Op), University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2017)

Email: y463zhou@uwaterloo.ca

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Monika Novtova

M.A. in History, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2017)

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Stephanie Hartmann

Batchelor of Education, Wilfred Laurier; Master of Arts – History, University of Waterloo (2017); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2016 – 2018)