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Caitlin Branum-Thrash

Caitlin Branum Thrash

Caitlin Branum Thrash



Dr. Caitlin Branum Thrash received her Ph.D. with a Graduate Certificate in Medieval Studies in 2022 from The University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on medieval devotional literature and manuscript studies. In her dissertation, she investigates how the writings of visionary women influenced devotional books and texts in late-medieval England, particularly how that influence relates to female readers and devotional retellings of Christ’s life. Her research interests include paleography, codicology, manuscript studies, digital humanities, feminism, medieval literature, and medieval Latin.

Caitlin teaches first year composition courses, professional writing, and public writing in the English department. She also teaches upper-level Medieval Latin courses for the Classics department and the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, where she runs the weekly Latin Sight-reading group. She is passionate about pedagogy and uses equitable grading practices in her courses.


  • Ph.D in Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2022 Graduate certificate in Medieval Studies
  • M.A.  in English Literature, Mississippi State University, 2016
  • B.A.  in English Literature, Samford University, 2014