Joanna is a PhD Candidate based in the French Department. Her doctoral dissertation examines manuscripts written by the Waldensians, a group of religious dissidents. The thesis consists of a critical edition of the Waldensian treatises uniquely preserved in the Old Library of Trinity College. The corpus includes the Occitan translation of two texts by Luke of Prague: "Ayczo es la Causa del Departiment de la Gleysa Romana" and "Epistola al Serenissimo Rey Lancelau".
Her research addresses questions such as Old Occitan language, intertextuality and text circulation. The project is funded by an Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (2018-2020). Previously, Joanna studied for an M. Phil in Medieval Language, Literature and Language (Distinction) from Trinity College Dublin and a BA in French and English from the University of Lausanne.