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Courtney BarajasCourtney Barajas

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4820
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 234


Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

M.A. The University of Texas at Austin

B.A. The University of Arizona

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


“Reframing the Monstrous Body: Visions of Unity and Desire in the Anglo-Saxon Wonders of the East.” In East Meets West in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times: Transcultural Experiences in the Premodern World, edited by Albrecht Classen, 243-262. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2013.


Against “the Anglo-Saxons”: Modern Misappropriations of the Medieval. 18th Meeting of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. August 1, 2017. The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Honolulu, HI. Anglo-Saxon Eco-theology. Guest lecture. Lecture series: The History of the English Church. June 6, 2017. Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, TX. The Clerkenwell Tales and the Aesthetics of Place. 20th Biennial Congress of the New Chaucer Society. July 13, 2016. Queen Mary University of London, England. Courtney Catherine Barajas, Ph.D. Reconstructing “The Ruin”: Learning to Love “Imperfect” Anglo-Saxon Texts. 51st International Congress in Medieval Studies. May 13, 2016. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. “The Work of Giants”: Nationalism and Nostalgia in the Old English Ruin . 22nd International Medieval Congress at Leeds. July 7, 2015. The University of Leeds, England.


Department of English Excellence Fellowship. The University of Texas at Austin. Awarded for the academic year 2016-2017 to facilitate the dissertation-writing process. Martin M. Crow Scholarship in Geoffrey Chaucer Studies. The University of Texas at Austin. Awarded to cover the cost of research and conference travel in the United Kingdom. May 2016. Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust Award. The Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England. Awarded to cover the cost of travel and research in the United Kingdom. May 2015. Academic Recruitment Fellowship. The University of Texas at Austin. August 2010.