Graduate student awarded medieval studies research fellowship

Author: Arts and Letters


Misty Schieberle, a graduate student in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Helen Ann Mins Robbins Fellowship, a residential pre-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Rochester, for the current academic year.

Awarded every other year to a woman conducting dissertation research in medieval studies, the fellowship will support Schieberle’s use of Rochester’s Rossell Hope Robbins Library, which has extensive resources in medieval English literature and medieval British history and culture, to conduct research for her dissertation, titled “Women and Authority: Feminized Counsel and Advice to Princes in Chaucer, Gower, and Christine de Pizan.”

Schieberle earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas State University and currently is a doctoral candidate in medieval literature at Notre Dame. She has served as an instructor in the University’s First Year Writing Program and held leadership positions in the Graduate Student Union and Graduate Council. Schieberle also is the recipient of numerous honors and fellowships at Notre Dame, including the Zahm Research Travel Grant, Dissertation Year Fellowship, Department of English Summer Research Grant, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Summer Research Grant, and Wakonse Teaching Fellowship.

Contact: _Misty Schieberle,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on September 11, 2006.