Rachel Moss was an undergraduate at York and went on to complete an MA in Medieval Studies in 2004 (writing a dissertation on Fatherhood in Medieval popular romance), and then a PhD in Medieval Studies on Fictions of fatherhood : fatherhood in late medieval English gentry and mercantile letters and romances (2009).
Rachel has just published her first book, Fatherhood and its Representations in Middle English Texts (D.S. Brewer, 2013).
Since graduating from York, Rachel has been a visiting lecturer in the History Department at Leeds Trinity University College and was a postdoctoral researcher on the European Research Council-funded project Signs and States: Semiotics of the Modern State at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She was then appointed as Lecturer at Oxford University, based at Corpus Christi College, and has recently secured a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, working on Beyond Between Men: the Medieval Homosocial Imagination.
On 21 April 2015, Rachel returned to York to give a public lecture entitled “That it was to late for to crie”: Rape and Patriarchy in Middle English Texts’.