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Pepin, Paulette L.
Division Chair & Associate Professor- History
Arts & Sciences
Division of Humanities & Social Sciences, History & Political Science
Maxcy Hall

    Dr. Paulette L. Pepin, an Associate Professor of History, teaches courses in European and western civilization. For several years she has taught in the Freshman Honors Program including “Holy Crimes” with English professor, Rick Farrell and “Iberian Culture and Civilization” with Associate Dean and Music professor, José Garcia-León. This fall 2012 she will be teaching a new joint-college course, Tolerance in America, with criminal justice professor, Dr. David Schroeder.

    Dr. Pepin's main focus of research has been in the field of Spanish medieval history. She is currently researching and writing a biography of María de Molina (1259-1321), a queen and regent for the Kingdom of Castile-León.

    Dr. Pepin currently serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for University College. She has also severed as Chairman of the Education Department as well as a member of search committees for the A&S Dean, Associate Provost for Study Abroad and Experiential Education and Education Department Chair.

    Besides reading about medieval history, Dr. Pepin enjoys reading mystery and spy novels written by such authors as Alan Furst and Daniel Silva. She also loves to travel to Europe especially Spain, France, Germany and England and is looking forward to leading European study abroad programs for UNH students. 



    Ph.D., Fordham University, Bronx, NY. History
    M.A., Fordham University, Bronx, NY. History  
    B.A., Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

    Published Books and Articles

    Book Published:
    Pepin, Paulette L. Conciliar Church Policy during the Reign of Fernando IV, King of Castile- León, 1295-1312. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2002.

    Book In Progress:
    Submitted a book proposal to Palgrave/Macmillan Publishers for my biography of María de Molina (1259-1321).

    Book Editor:
    Devlin, William and Janick, Herbert, The History of Danbury (Western Connecticut State University Press, 2013).

    Referred Publications:
    Pepin, Paulette L. “Case Study: A 13th century Marital Contract and its Consequences for the Kingdom of Castile-León.” The Historian. 75 (Fall 2013): 806-819.

    Pepin, Paulette L. "The Castilian Church and the Cortes of 1295." The Catholic Historical Review. 87 (2001): 165-184.

    Book Reviews:
    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of Queenship in Medieval Europe by Teresa Earenfight. The Historian, submitted 15 February 2014.

    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of The Queen’s Hand: Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of Castile by Janna Bianchini. History Reviews of New Books; Taylor & Francis, 41 (July2013): 135-136.

    Paulette L. Pepin Review of Gibraltar Crusade: Castile and the Battle for the Strait by Joseph F. O'Callaghan. The Historian, 74 (Fall 2012): 623-624.

    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of Spain: A Unique History by Stanley G. Payne. The Historian, 74 (Spring 2012): 163-164.

    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of The Measure of Women by Marie Kelleher. The Historian, 74 (Spring 2012): 154-155.

    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of The Other Within: The Marranos by Yirmiyahu Yovel. The Historian, 73 (Summer 2011): 406-407.

    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of Making Difference in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia by Jean Dangler. The Historian, 69 (Fall 2007): 579-580.

    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of Conflict and Coexistence by Lucy K. Pick. The Historian, 68 (2006): 890-891.

    Paulette L. Pepin, Review of A Vanished World: Medieval Spain’s Golden Age of Enlightenment by Chris Lowney. The Historian, 68 (Fall 2006): 635-636.

    Pepin, Paulette L. Review of A People’s University: The Centennial History of Western Connecticut 1903-2003, by Herbert F. Janick Connecticut History 43 (Spring 2004): 111-113.

    Conference Presentations: 
    8 May 2014, I will be presenting a paper, “María de Molina: Intrigue and Scandal in Thirteenth-Century Castile,” at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    25 April 2014, I will be presenting a paper, “Queen María de Molina – A Chronicler’s Interpretation!,” at 35th Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire.

    10 May 2013, “Defining María de Molina’s Queenship,” at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    9 January 2010, “María de Molina: Queenship – A Partnership,” 2010 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Conference, San Diego, California.

    24 April 2009, “María de Molina: An Invincible Queen and regent,” 30th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire.

    6 October 2006, “Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695): A. cultivator of female intellectualism," 2006 Asociación de Escritoras de España y las Américas Conference, Washington, D.C.

    16 April 2005, “Inquiry Lesson-Medieval Hispania: A Source of Representative Government,” 36th Northeast Regional Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

    Regional Sub-Editor, Medieval History, The Historian, a scholarly journal of Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society.