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Sandy Bardsley

Sandy BardsleyAssociate Professor of History (2003)

  • B.A., University of Otago (New Zealand)
  • M.A. & Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Email: sandybardsley@moravian.edu
Phone: 610-861-1398
Office: Comenius Hall, Room 303

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Medieval English history; medieval and early modern social and cultural history; women's history; history of disease; history of speech


Sandy Bardsley, Assistant Professor of History, earned the B.A. from University of Otago (New Zealand), the M.A. and Ph.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interests include medieval and early modern history, particularly the history of women. Dr. Bardsley has published Venomous Tongues:  Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England (Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006), and Women’s Roles in the Middle Ages (Westport:  Greenwood Press, 2007).  She is currently working on a book on the status of English women after the Black Death of the mid-fourteenth century.  She has published articles in Past and Present and in several essay collections.

Recent Activities of Note


  • Sandy Bardsley, associate professor of history, is a member of the prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton for the academic year 2009-2010. She is working on a book about the ways that the Black Death of the mid-fourteenth century affected gender systems in late medieval England.