PhD, University of California Los Angeles
MA, University of California Los Angeles
BS, California Institute of Technology
Kate M. Craig received her Ph.D. and M.A. in History from the University of California Los Angeles and her B.S. in Applied Physics and History from the California Institute of Technology. She joined the history faculty at Auburn in 2015.
Her research interests include religion in the central Middle Ages, travel and mobility within the pre-modern world, and the application of natural scientific and digital techniques to medieval history.
Her first book, Mobile Saints: Relic Circulation, Devotion, and Conflict in the Central Middle Ages, examined the out-and-back movement of relics within northern France and Flanders from the tenth to twelfth century. This research was funded in part by a Fulbright fellowship (France, 2011), a Romani fellowship (UCLA), a grant from the Mellon Foundation, and a Lindsay Young Visiting Faculty Fellowship from the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
At Auburn, she regularly teaches world history courses for the Honors College as well as classes on medieval history and historical methods. Her classes generally include Reacting to the Past games and other forms of highly engaged experiential learning.
She was named Outstanding Faculty Member for the Auburn Honors College in 2018-19. She serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Tourism History and has served as the editor of Comitatus.
Prospective students interested in graduate study in medieval history at Auburn are strongly urged to contact her before applying.
Medieval European history, religious history, history of travel and tourism
Mobile Saints: Relic Circulation, Devotion, and Conflict in the Central Middle Ages (New York: Routledge, 2021).