Nicole Marafioti, Ph.D.
- Professor , History
Nicole Marafioti is a professor of history at Trinity, where she teaches courses on medieval Europe and directs the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program. A specialist in early English history, Marafioti is the author of The King's Body: Burial and Succession in Late Anglo-Saxon England, which investigates how kings' bodies, funerals, and tombs contributed to the process of royal succession in tenth and eleventh-century England. She has also co-edited a volume of essays, Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England, which offers multidisciplinary perspectives on punishment in pre-Conquest England.
Marafioti's current book project, Crime and Sin in Early English Law: c.890-946, considers how wrongdoing was understood, remedied, and punished in the laws of Kings Alfred, Æthelstan, and Edmund. Marafioti spent the 2016-17 academic year working on this project at the National Humanities Center, supported by an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship. In 2021-22, she continued this project as a Visiting Scholar in the Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University.
At Trinity, Marafioti teaches a range of courses on medieval history, including Medieval Kingship, Early Medieval England, "The Barbarian North," and Death and Dying in the Middle Ages. Marafioti has been awarded numerous pedagogical grants at Trinity, including Mellon Grants for teaching student research, QEP Grants for developing students' information literacy skills, and Collaborative for Learning and Teaching Grants for course redesign. In addition, Marafioti was awarded Trinity's Junior Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research in 2015 and Trinity’s Best of the Best Award in 2020.