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Candace Gregory-Abbott ('91) joins faculty at California State University, Sacramento

Candace Gregory-Abbott graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University in 1991 with a double major in English and History. She went on to complete a PhD in Medieval Studies at Yale University. While writing her dissertation, she came back to Loyola to teach World and Medieval European history for six years as an Adjunct lecturer. Once her dissertation was finished in 2003, she joined the History Department at California State University, Sacramento, as an Assistant Professor. She has had the opportunity to teach diverse courses on Medieval history, from general surveys of the period, to classes on the Crusades, Medieval England, Medieval Women, Medieval Magic, Alchemy, and Witchcraft. She has published essays on mothers and daughters, and crime, in late Medieval England, and on films about the Middle Ages.

Three years ago she married Michael Abbott and acquired two lovely step-children (Alexis, age 10, and Calvin, age 8). The four of them, plus three cats, live in Lathrop, CA.