Broadly speaking, Dr. Thorstad explores domestic space and daily life in late medieval and early modern Britain through the lens of gender, age, and socio-economic status. Her research goal is to center voices and experiences of individuals outside of the socially elite, while also casting a critical eye on the systems of power. She is curently revising an article that reassesses women's role in legal cases that resulted in property damage in late medieval England. This is part of a larger project exploring gender in domestic spaces during the 15th-16th centuries in England and Wales, which will include a book on hunting parks as crucial spaces for homosocial desire and masculinity during the Tudor period.
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