Dr Alexandra Lee

Staff details

Dr Alexandra Lee


Lecturer in History




a.lee (@gold.ac.uk)

Alexandra is a medieval historian who focuses on the intersection between epidemic disease and popular religion.

Alex is interested in the intersection between epidemic disease and popular religion in late medieval Europe. Her work so far has examined medieval popular religious revivals and plagues in Italy. She is currently working on projects on pilgrimage, miracles, and disability studies.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Italian Studies, UCL 2017
  • MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCL 2013
  • BA Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge 2012
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2021

Publications and research outputs


Lee, Alexandra R. A.. 2022. Plague and Popular Revival: Ecclesiastical Authorities and the Bianchi Devotions in 1399. Studies in Church History, 58, pp. 68-90. ISSN 0424-2084

Lee, Alexandra R. A.. 2022. Teaching Using Twitter: A Tool for Grappling with Medieval and Early Modern Sources. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, 29(1), ISSN 1050-9739

Lee, Alexandra R. A.. 2020. ‘Holy macharoni?’ : Miracles Encouraging Participation in the Bianchi Devotions of 1399. The Mediaeval Journal, 10(2), pp. 43-68. ISSN 2033-5385


Lee, Alexandra R. A.. 2021. The Bianchi of 1399 in Central Italy: Making Devotion Local. Leiden: Brill. ISBN 9789004465985