Associate Professor Contact Areas of Interest
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Department for the Study of Religion
170 St George Street, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
  • Medieval Studies (to 1250)
  • Place and space
  • Historiography
  • Popular culture


Jennifer Harris completed her doctorate in medieval studies in 2002. Her dissertation examined the place of the Jerusalem Temple in the medieval Christian imagination. Her doctoral research covered matters liturgical, philosophical, and theological. Since completing her doctorate, Jennifer has been studying concepts of place in the medieval world, Jewish-Christian relations, the Bible and historiography, and, most recently, the intersection between medieval theories and modern popular culture.


  • Historiographies of religion
  • Sacred Space in Christian traditions
  • Jews and Judaism in Christian traditions



“The BIble and the Meaning of History.”The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages.Ed. Susan Boynton and Diane Reilly.New York: Columbia University Press.84-104.
“Enduring Covenant in the Christian Middle Ages.”Journal of Ecumenical Studies.44(4): 563-86.
“The Fate of Place in the Twelfth Century: Creation, Restoration, and Body in the Writing of Bernard of Clairvaux.”Viator.30(2): 119-42.
“Building Heaven on Earth: Cluny as locus sanctissimus in the Eleventh Century.”From Dead of Night to End of Day.Ed. Isabelle Cochelin and Susan Boynton.New York: Columbia University Press.131-52.
“Peter Damian and the Architecture of the Self.”Das Eigene und das Ganze. Zum Individuellen im mittelalterlichen Religiosentum.Ed. Gert Melville.New York: Columbia University Press.131-58.