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Dr Linda Brown

Academic Lead: Inclusive Learning Communities & Partnerships
Research Supervision:

Linda is Academic Lead: Inclusive Learning Communities & Partnerships at Anglia Learning & Teaching. Her work focuses on areas related to diversity and inclusion.

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Linda leads on institutional curriculum diversification as set out in the Race Equality Strategy alongside ongoing accessibility guidance and development. She works with colleagues and students across the university to deepen and realise ARU’s commitment to inclusion and equality. She is passionate about bringing people together in dialogue to achieve better experiences for both staff and students. She started at Anglia Ruskin University in 2013, working in the university library and the Language Centre. 

Over the course of her career, Linda has taught a range of history and language courses to students in the US, UK, France and Greece. Her entrance into HE came in 1998. Within a semester Linda was enlisted to develop an online US history course. She continued developing and teaching a variety of online, traditional and blended courses over the next 12 years.

Linda's PhD was in Medieval History and Literature. Her PhD thesis, Elegit Domum sibi Placabilem: Choice and the twelfth-century religious woman, identified how and why medieval women made transformative choices and analysed the consequences of those choices.

  • PhD Medieval History and Literature
  • MA Modern History
  • Teaching certification (secondary history and French)
  • BA History/French
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Professional Certification (ACLIP), Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • Member, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Selected recent publications

Brown, L.D. (2016) Inaudito exemplo The Abduction of Romsey's Abbess. Historical Reflections-Reflexions historiques. 42 (1), pp.21-34.

Brown, L.D. (2004) Odessa. In D. J. Wishart, ed., 2004. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.

Recent presentations and conferences

Brown, L.D. (2014) The Aristocratic, albeit temporary, Abbess of Romsey. Gender and Status conference. University of Winchester, January 2014.

Brown, L.D. (2013) Constance of France: the Queen England Never Had. Royal Studies Network conference. University of Winchester, July 2013.

Brown, L.D. (2010) Running the Good Race: Mary of Blois as a 'Nun on the Run'. Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship. International Medieval Congress. Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, July 2010.

Brown, L.D. (2008) The Veiled Mother. In: Marriage and Mothers. International Medieval Congress. Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, July 2008.

Brown, L.D. (2001) Mary of Blois: International Woman of Mystery. Journal of Prosopography. Forty-second International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Michigan, May 2007.

Brown, L.D. (2007) Coillons in my Hand, Relics in my Wallet. Mid-America Medieval Association conference. University of Missouri, Kansas City, February 2007.

Brown, L.D. (2006) ‘All the Days of Her Life’: the Offering of Girls to God. Medieval Children conference. University of Kent, Canterbury, June 2006.

Brown, L.D. (2006) Medieval Brides: Making, Breaking, and Exchanging Vows. Mid-America Medieval Association Conference. Emporia State University, February 2006.

Brown, L.D. (2005) Giving Shape and Meaning to the Bayeux Tapestry. English Graduate Student Association Conference. University of Missouri, Kansas City, November 2005.

Brown, L.D. (2002) Review work and development of ancillary material. American Passages (Ayers, 2001) for Wadsworth Publishers.

Brown, L.D. (2002) Les Liaisons Dangereuses: The Politics of Sex in Pre-Revolutionary France. National Social Sciences Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2002.

Brown, L.D. (2002) The Struggle to Industrialize: Turner’s England. National Social Sciences Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2002.

Brown, L.D. (1996) Teaching in a Truly Multi-Cultural Setting. English Language Schools of the Paris Area Conference. Sèvres, France.