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Dr Stuart Pracy

Lecturer in Medieval History

My research interests lie in the social and economic history of Western Europe during the Early and High middle ages. In particular, I focus on the agency of the peasantry in shaping the social landscape, the ways in which status and rank were negotiated, and social mobility. My research considers issues such as the inclusion and exclusion of social groups from the discourse(s) of power, the conceptual dimensions of rank and reciprocity, and the legacy of such ideas in the wider cultural memory.

I began my current role as a Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Exeter in the spring of 2021, after completing a PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Dr Charles Insley.