Anna Kirkwood-Graham
(517) 884-6354

B-480 Wells Hall

FacultyRomance and Classical Studies

Assistant Professor
Classics & Latin


Anna Kirkwood Graham teaches Latin and Western Civilization (in IAH).  She is a medieval Latinist (Ph.D., U. of Toronto) and a lawyer whose research has focused on medieval Latin paleography, the transmission of Aristotle in the Middle Ages, the morality of abortion, and the intellectual exchange between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Her current project is the construction of a website dedicated to an English translation of the medieval Latin pharmaceutical work, Circa instans, by Matthaeus Platearius, available at Her specialties include Latin manuscript studies, the Latin language, the History of the Book, and the reception of Aristotle in the Middle Ages.  She is the lead author of  the Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Dom Edmond Obrecht Collection of Gethsemani Abbey(2016), and articles in book history and Medieval Latin literature.

Degree: B.A. with Honors in Classical Studies, Hollins University; M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, University of Toronto; J.D. with Honors, Michigan State University College of Law.

Research Interest: Medieval Manuscripts; Latin Language; Medieval Intellectual History; History of the Book; Philosophy and Law of Medico-legal Issues