Professor Wertheimer joined the department in the Fall of 1999 to teach courses in Medieval European History. She completed her doctoral degree program at the University of California Santa Barbara in Fall 2000. She has published "Adeliza of Louvain and Anglo-Norman Queenship" in Haskins Society Journal and "Getting Even: How to Write a Convincing Analytical Essay" in Laws, Gods, and Heroes: Thematic Readings in Early Western History. She has earned numerous awards for her teaching including the Humanities Special Fellowship and the Esme Frost Fellowship as well as a Regents' Dissertation Fellowship. Her research interests center in the arena of Medieval Europe, Ancient Mediterranean, illegitimacy in the medieval clergy, ecclesiastical administration, clerical identity, and medieval constructions of gender and sexuality. At CSU, Prof. Wertheimer teaches both general and specialized courses in medieval history as well as Western Civilization.
Children of Disorder: Clerical Parentage, Illegitimacy, and Reform in the Middle Ages, Journal of the History of Sexuality (2006)
This article presents a perspective on the meaning and effect of legitimate and illegitimate birth...
Clerical Dissent, Popular Piety, and Sanctity in Fourteenth-Century Peterborough: The Cult of Laurence of Oxford, Journal of British Studies (2006)
Illegitimate Birth and the English Clergy, 1198-1348, Journal of Medieval History (2005)
This article studies illegitimacy, which was a canonical impediment to ordination, within the English clergy...