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Allison Edgren

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Idaho Falls Campus, Tingey Administration Building 275

Ph.D. History, University of Notre Dame, 2016

M.A., Liberal Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 2009


Dr. Allison Edgren is a historian of medieval Europe whose research interests center on the intersection between religious and social history. In particular, her work investigates a history of values as expressed through the treatment and lived experience of disadvantaged and marginal members of society. Her current project examines changes in the practice and perception of begging in the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries in southern German towns.


“From Saint Francis to Salimbene di Adam:  Begging in the Early Franciscan World, c. 1210-1280,” Chapter 4 in Approaches to Poverty in Medieval Europe, edited by Sharon Farmer (Brepols): 93-115.

Major Grants

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2015
Fulbright Research Grant, 2013

Courses Taught

HIST 1101 Foundations of Europe
HIST 1120 Themes in Global History
HIST 2291 The Historian’s Craft
HIST 4405 Problems in History
HIST 4446 Topics in Ancient History and Culture