Sarah Jane Friedman


Year Admitted: 2017


Sarah Friedman studies representations of masculinity in late medieval medical, literary, and historical texts. Her work has appeared in Essays in Medieval Studies, Cambridge University’s Special Collections blog, and is forthcoming in Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures. She has received numerous grants for her research, including the Schallek Award from The Medieval Academy of America.


Medieval literature, Gender and sexuality, History of medicine

Degree and Institution

BA, Barnard College, Columbia University

Selected Publications

Friedman, Sarah. “Contagion, Sexual Violence, and Communal Healing in Chaucer’s The Physician’s Tale and Gower’s Confessio Amantis.” Essays in Medieval Studies 37 (2022): 65-79.

Friedman, Sarah. “‘For no cause but for the healing and help of them’: Medieval Gynaecology as a Female Discipline.” Cambridge University Special Collections Blog. March 13 2022.