Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Dalhousie University, 2001; M.A., University of Toronto; B.A. Honors, York University
After receiving her Ph.D. in Medieval History, from Dalhousie University in 2001, and then completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Saint Mary's University, Sara Butler joined the Department of History at Loyola in 2004. Butler’s philosophy of teaching is that history does not have to be dreary! The medieval era was a period of cultural vitality and intellectual and spiritual enthusiasm; such an absorbing history deserves an animated approach. Her research interests focus primarily on the social history of the law, specifically marriage as a power relationship and the role of the jury in the criminal courts of medieval England.