Sara McDougall is associate professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York and is appointed to the graduate faculty in French, history, biography & memoir, and medieval studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. She specializes in medieval French history and has broad interests in legal history and women’s history. Recent publications include Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230 (Oxford University Press), the Gender & History Special Issue: Marriage’s Global Past, and several articles on adultery, illegitimacy, marriage, and family. She is currently co-editing a special issue in Law and History Review on infanticide and is researching illicit pregnancy in medieval France. She has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post.
You can follow Sara on twitter at @saramcdougall2.