Megan Perry

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Megan R. Perry completed a M.A. in Medieval History at the University of Kentucky, and her B.A. degree in the University Scholars program with a focus on Medieval Studies at Baylor University.  Her M.A. thesis, “All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Theories of Noblesse Oblige in Carolingian Ethical  Discourse”, about the vice of greed and its corresponding virtue of largesse were particularized according to social role and the exchanges performed by persons in each role.  Here at Yale she continues to pursue interests in the history of ‘vices and virtues’ as concepts, especially in relation to concepts of selfhood and political life.  She tends to work in the early medieval period, both in England and on the Continent.  In the remainder of her coursework, Megan will be exploring the different methods  by which such concepts are accessible, and thinking more broadly about ethics in historical context.