Nicole Songstad

Nicole Songstad
Graduate Instructor
Tate 20
Research and Teaching

Nicole Songstad is a PhD candidate and studies female friendship in the early medieval English period. She specializes in Old English and Latin legal literature between the 7th and 11th centuries CE. Her research is primarily concerned with evidence of friendship between women in female-authored legal documents, such as wills, land and moveable property charters, and letters. She is interested in the ways early medieval English women negotiated their social environments to form friendship networks.

Areas of Study

  • Renaissance Literature
  • Medieval Literature

Pronouns: she/her

Nicole works on cross-stitch and crochet projects in her spare time and enjoys long walks with her mini-Schnauzer, Ralphie.

Awards and Honors
  • University of Missouri English Department Dissertation Year Fellowship AY 2020-2021
  • Medieval Academy of America CARA Summer Scholarship Award 2019