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About Kyler Williamsen

I study medieval Italian history and culture, primarily focusing on the Tuscan city-states of the later Middle Ages. I examine the great families, the small satellite villages of Siena, and the relationship between them. My interest in Tuscany, and Siena in particular, came from my time spent living in Italy.
I first attended Utah Valley University, whose excellent faculty provided me with my B.A. in History. I then came to Western Michigan University to obtain my M.A. in Medieval Italian History. While there, I presented research at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies and had the great pleasure of working with Western's distinguished medieval faculty.
I am also the current President of the History Graduate Student Organization, dedicated to the professional and academic development of graduate students in the History Department at Western. My other service includes leadership in the Teaching Assistant Union as well as serving on faculty committees within the History Department.


2013 - 2015 Teaching Assistant, Western Michigan University Department of History

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Departmental Scholarship 2013
  • Departmental Scholarship 2014
  • Departmental Scholarship 2015
  • Pecha-Kucha Graduate Research Competition 2014 - 1st Place


2016 M.A. Medieval History, Teaching & Research Assistant, Western Michigan University ‐ Department of History
2013 B.A. History, Utah Valley University ‐ Department of History and Political Science

Contact Information

4411 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008