Ph.D. Candidate /Teaching Fellow
Medieval European and Middle East
B.A., Religious Studies, York University, 2009
M.A., Humanities, York University, 2010
Johan MacKechnie is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Queen's University. She is training to become both a Medieval European and Middle Eastern historian and is working under the supervision of Dr. Adnan Husain.
Johan's doctoral research focuses on examining specific cross-cultural and inter-religious encounters which occurred among the Christians, Jews, and Muslims during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in Valencia, Spain. Johan is especially interested in more fully exploring convivencia, which examines the ways people of different religious faiths 'lived together' in medieval Spain in the most intimate setting possible – the home environment.