Ph.D. Harvard University
On leave Fall 2020
Catherine McKenna is a scholar of medieval Welsh verse and prose literature, as well as medieval sacred biography, in particular the hagiographic tradition surrounding Saint Brigit. She is the author of numerous articles as well as a monograph on medieval religious poetry, The Medieval Welsh Religious Lyric: Poems of the Gogynfeirdd 1137-1282 (Ford and Bailie, 1991). Currently, she is completing a book-length study on the longue durée of the cult of St. Brigit.