Jessica Marin Elliott

  • Jessica Marin Elliott holds a Ph.D. in medieval history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She defended her dissertation, “The Changing Status of Converted Jews in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Northern France,” in early 2014. The dissertation examined the socio-economic status of Jewish converts to Christianity and reconstructed attitudes of Christian intellectuals towards the possibility of Jewish conversion, clarifying the degree to which Judaism was believed to be inextricably linked to identity in medieval France. She is the author of “Jews ‘Feigning Devotion’: Christian Representations of Converted Jews in French Chronicles Before and After the Expulsion of 1306” (in Jews and Christians in 13th-Century France: Culture, Society and Mutual Perceptions, ed. Elisheva Baumgarten and Judah Galinsky, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher for the RELMIN project, where she works on thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Latin legal sources concerning Jews in northern France and Provence.



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