Director and Staff

Current Hours of Operation

During the winter break (11/23–1/26), the MI office will be staffed remotely. To reach any of our staff members, see the contact information below.

Starting Wednesday, January 27, 2021, the office will be open for in-person Monday–Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (remotely available Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Medieval Institute

Thomas Burman

Thomas E. Burman
Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute
Professor of History
(574) 631-6603
Twitter @bobqur




Megan J. Hall

Megan J. Hall, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
(574) 631-8304





CJ Jones Photo

CJ (Claire Taylor) Jones
Director of Graduate Studies
William Payden Associate Professor of German
(574) 631-3795





Christopher Miller 2020

Christopher Liebtag Miller
Assistant Teaching Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Engagement
(574) 631-6081





Thomson Guster

Thomson Guster
Administrative Coordinator
(574) 631-6603





The Medieval Studies Research Blog: Meet us at the Crossroads of Everything

The Medieval Studies Research Blog is a multi-author blog site sponsored by the Medieval Institute. The blog is maintained and promoted by a blog manager and regular contributors who are current or former Notre Dame graduate students working in some area of medieval studies. Guest posts come from current and former members, as well as friends, of Notre Dame’s vibrant international medievalist community.


Richard Fahey Headshot 2019

Richard Fahey, Ph.D. (English)
Blog Manager + Contributor





Cait Stevenson

Cait Stevenson, Ph.D. (Medieval Institute)





Emily McLemore

Emily McLemore, Ph.D. Candidate (English)





Hus Simsir

Hüsamettin Şimşir, Ph.D. Candidate (History)






Julia Schneider

Julia Schneider, Ph.D.
Medieval Studies Librarian
(574) 631-5724





David Gura

David T. Gura, Ph.D.
Curator, European Manuscripts, Early Imprints, and the History of the Book; Classical and Byzantine Studies Librarian
(574) 631-6489