Karen Jankulak

Karen Jankulak

Dr, BA, MA, PhD (Toronto), FRHistS

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Research interests

My main research interests are hagiography and pseudo-history of the medieval Celtic regions. See Research Portal profile for a full list of publications.

Recent publications (last 5 years)

‘Cross-Channel Intercourse in the Earliest Breton Vitae’, in Caroline Brett, Paul Russell, and Fiona Edmonds (eds), Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Medieval Brittany, 450-1200: Connections and Disconnections (Turnhout, Brepols, 2023), 207-38

‘Models of Cross-Channel Migration in Latin Lives of British and Breton Saints’, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 84 (2022), 13-39


I gained my PhD from the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, in 1996, with a dissertation on The Medieval Cult of St Petroc. After a period teaching and working as a copy-editor on the Dictionary of Old English in Toronto, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, then  Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales Lampeter (later Trinity Saint David). My research and teaching mainly concern the medieval history and literature (Latin and vernaculars) of the Celtic regions, in particular Wales, Cornwall and Brittany.