Associate Professor Sean Field received his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1992, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1997 and 2002. In 2003 he joined the UVM faculty, where he teaches medieval European history and specializes in thirteenth and fourteenth-century topics. Field's current research centers on the intersection of sanctity, heresy, political power, and religious institutions at and around the French royal court.
He has authored three books: Isabelle of France: Capetian Sanctity and Franciscan Identity in the Thirteenth Century (Notre Dame, 2006), The Writings of Agnes of Harcourt: The Life of Isabelle of France and the Letter on Louis IX and Longchamp (Notre Dame, 2003), and most recently The Beguine, the Angel, and the Inquisitor: The Trials of Marguerite Porete and Guiard of Cressonessart (Notre Dame, 2012). Field has also published widely in French, Italian, British, Canadian, and American journals, and enjoyed the support of Fulbright and Charlotte Newcombe fellowships, a Franklin grant from the American Philosophical Society, and a residential fellowship at the Camargo Foundation in beautiful Cassis, France.