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Kristin Bovaird-Abbo

Kristin Bovaird-Abbo

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2044
Ross 1170B
Office Hours
MW 11:10 am - 12 pm or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 109
Greeley, CO 80639


Ph.D., University of Kansas, Dissertation: Geoffrey Chaucer's use of the Arthurian legend

Professional/Academic Experience

Associate Professor, English, University of Northern Colorado

Research/Areas of Interest

Prof. Bovaird-Abbo's areas of special interest include medieval language and literature, particularly Middle English and Arthurian studies, and she regularly teaches classes on Old English, Middle English, History of the English Language, Linguistics, the Arthurian Legend (medieval to modern), and J. R. R. Tolkien.

Her current research project explores the effects of gender and class on depictions of the Arthurian character of Gawain in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Middle English romances, particularly in terms of Gawain’s interactions with women and younger knights, as a reflection of changing values among the English gentry.

Her wider research and teaching interests include linguistics, James Joyce, Victorian poetry, drama, mythology, and medievalism. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with her family.

Publications/Creative Works

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