Gina Marie Hurley
Gina served as a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow before beginning her role as the Assistant Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching. Gina completed her Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at Yale in 2020. Her dissertation focused on the transformation of space by sacred rite in medieval romance and hagiography. She received her MA in English from Purdue University, where she taught introductory writing through a variety of lenses, from monsters and heroes to research in the university archives. While at Purdue, she also taught in first-year learning communities, an interest she has continued at Yale through her work as a Graduate Affiliate Coordinator at Silliman College. At Yale, she has taught courses on “literary liars” like Cyrano de Bergerac, Chaucer’s “hendy Nicholas” and Shakespeare’s Iago, as well as the modern essay, featuring writers like Jhumpra Lahiri and Tom Wolfe. She is also invested in the digital humanities, having led workshops on digital editing at Yale, University College London, and the University of Toronto (at the Medieval Academy of America annual conference). These two-day graduate student workshops teach basic skills in TEI/XML markup for manuscript rolls and fragments and are part of an ongoing partnership between Yale and UCL. Gina co-curated an exhibition of manuscripts entitled “Making the Medieval English Book” at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in Fall 2017.