Dawn Adelaide Seymour Klos
Dawn A. Seymour Klos is a PhD candidate in the School of Histories and Humanities. She earned a B.A. in History at the University of New Orleans and completed M.A. degrees in both History and Anthropology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Her research combines medieval history and anthropology to create the first micro-history of Isolde Pantulf, a thirteenth-century Anglo-Norman woman. The project uses Isolde’s life as an individual case study to survey women’s rights and identity expression under English Common Law in both England and Ireland. Her work re-examines chancery records using anthropological frameworks to uncover new interpretations of feminism within medieval law.