Dr Alice Raw

Stipendiary Lecturer


I came to Oxford in 2013 for my undergraduate degree in History, then proceeded to a Masters and Doctorate in Medieval History. During my postgraduate research, I taught at several Oxford colleges, including Corpus Christi, Worcester, and Oriel.

Research Interests

Questions of gender and sexuality are my central concern. Currently I am working on ideas of medieval consent and pleasure. I bring multiple methodologies together to examine where we might find pleasure and sexual subjectivity for women in later medieval England.

I am also in the opening stages of a new project, 'Whose Commune?', which explores the methods of complaint available to women, their conceptual place in the political community, and then – how they were excluded. 

‘Body, Gender, Ritual, and Purity: Judaism and Christianity in Medieval Europe’, is a collaborative research project with Hebrew Bible scholars and medieval historians of textual and material culture at Oxford and Jerusalem. 


At undergraduate level, I teach the outline and methodology papers, mostly with a focus on late medieval history, but also longer span papers such as the Global Middle Ages (500-1500) and Masculinity and its Discontents. I also teach source-based papers, including a special subject on Joan of Arc, and the optional subject on crime and social control in later medieval England.

Alongside postgraduate supervision, I currently teach on the Theory and Methods paper for Masters students. 

I welcome questions about gender, queer, and trans methodologies.

Recent Publications

Forthcoming 2021: Gender and Protest in Later Medieval England, c.1400-1550 

English Historical Review 

2020: Margaret of Anjou and the Language of Praise and Censure 

The Fifteenth Century Volume XVII, ed. L. Clark (Woodbridge) pp. 81-98