MemberAlexa Sand

Alexa Sand is Professor of Art History and Associate Vice President for Research/Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Utah State University, where she has taught since 2004. She earned her PhD in art history UC Berkeley, with an emphasis on medieval French art and literature. Her book, Vision, Devotion, and Self-Representation in Late Medieval Art appeared with Cambridge University Press in March 2014. Since coming to Utah State she has been the recipient of national fellowships including the AAUW American Fellowship for Publication, the ACLS Charles Ryskamp Fellowship, the Gilbert and Ursula Farfel Fellowship at the Huntington Library, a Clark Fellowship, and a Paul Mellon Senior Visiting Fellowship at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts (CASVA). In her teaching, Dr. Sand emphasizes student-centered learning practices, and her longstanding commitment to undergraduate research has led to recognition from students (the Mortarboard Society Top Prof Award) and peers (Caine College of the Arts Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year). She has served on the Council for Undergraduate Research as an arts and humanities councilor and for the past six years, participating actively in a national effort to support and develop research opportunities for undergraduate students across all disciplines. In addition, she is involved the Medieval and Early Modern Studies certificate program and is a corresponding faculty member for the major in Religious Studies

MemberDr Louise McInnes

…–1450’, in Vernacularity and Aesthetics in the Later Middle Ages, ed. Katherine Jager (Palgrave, 2019) – Forthcoming

The Representation of Women in Late Medieval English Carols: Redefining Female Song, in Female-Voice Song in the Middle Ages, Brill’s Companions to the Musical Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Anna Kathryn Grau & Lisa Colton eds  - Forthcoming

Journal Articles

‘The Benefits of Undergraduate Research’, British Educational Research Association (March, 2018)

‘‘England, hope for light after the confusion of darkness’: English political identity in the Late Medieval Carol’, Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies, 3 (1), 2017

‘That we with merth mowe savely synge’: The fifteenth-century carol, a music of the people?’ Early Music Performer (May, 2015)

‘Ivy is Good’, The …

Musicologist-Researcher-Writer-Academic Skills Specialist-Educator Currently available for teaching, research, and freelance writing opportunities Previous Positions Honorary Research Fellow (Department of Music at the University of Sheffield) Associate Lecturer in Music (University of Huddersfield) Academic Skills Development Adviser and Undergraduate Research Development Specialist (University of Sheffield) Placement Officer for Arts and Humanities (University of Sheffield) Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Durham (short project) Teaching Experience I have over ten years teaching experience in both higher and secondary education. I have taught a varied selection of undergraduate and postgraduate music history, research, and music placement modules, in addition to teaching and designing academic skills workshops, and employability sessions. I have also recently developed an online module to support students in their transition to university level study, and developed workshops to support undergraduate researchers (including online support forums).  Research Experience My extensive research into the late medieval carol has provided me with the opportunity to engage with many aspects of historical research into this period of history: gender issues, politics and nationalism, religion, oral and written traditions, manuscript studies, medieval drama, and class structure, to name but a few. I am now developing these strands of my research beyond the carol repertoire, focusing particularly on gender, and politics and nationalism in the music of the Middle Ages.  Additional research work includes the short-term, postdoctoral, ‘Ushaw Music Project’. This project was funded by the University of Durham, and involved the investigation of the previously unexplored Ushaw College Library and Archives with the intention of locating, identifying and recording musical sources and archival material relating to the musical history of the college for future study and digitization. This was a successfully completed project in which a large number of musical sources were recorded; sources dating from the 12th century to the present day. My final report forms the basis of future funding applications for the University of Durham. Previous research also includes the local use of the Augustinian Canons, the women trouveres of Northern France, and aspects of researcher development.  Select Project Management in HE Managed and developed the University of Sheffield’s prestigious Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Managed large research budgets Designed the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Exchange Programme Written and submitted successful bids to host the British Conference of Undergraduate Research and  Posters in Parliment 2018 Managed the process of hosting the British Conference of Undergraduate Research Created and developed the University of Sheffield’s Undergraduate Research Hub For further employment history and skills information: University of Sheffield, Music Department profile: Current projects Book chapter: ‘Female-voice song in the Middle Ages’ Book chapter: ‘High or low? Medieval English carols as part of vernacular culture’ Professional Affiliations Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Prizes, Awards and Funding Honorary Fellowship of the Music Department, University of Sheffield, March 2015 – March 2018 University of Durham, Postdoctoral Seedcorn funding ‘The Ushaw Music Collection’, June – August 2013 Musica Britannica ‘Louise Dyer’ Award, 2013 Vitae Yorkshire and North East ‘Communicating to the Public’ Award, 2010 Full PhD Fee Waiver, University of Huddersfield, 2010 Bursary for Masters Study, University of Huddersfield, 2007

MemberElizabeth Foxwell

…Council On Undergraduate Research…

Elizabeth Foxwell is managing editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection, the oldest US scholarly journal on mystery/detective/crime fiction, and editor of the McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction series (vol. 8: P. D. James). She also is manager for editorial projects and communications at the Council on Undergraduate Research. A recipient of the PCA Mystery/Detective Fiction Area’s Dove Award for contributions to the serious study of mystery/crime fiction, she writes frequently on mystery fiction and reviews mysteries for Publishers Weekly.