F. Thomas Luongo Associate Professor Tulane University Department of History

F. Thomas Luongo

Associate Professor
Director, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Hebert 215C


Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1998


Professor Luongo teaches Medieval European history as well as topics in pre-modern religion and Medieval and Renaissance Italy. He is a historian of religion with a special interest in mysticism and female sanctity in the later Middle Ages. He served for ten years as Associate Dean in Newcomb-Tulane College and Director of the Tulane Honors Program, and is a past holder of the Eva-Lou Joffrion Edwards Professorship.

Selected Publications

“Catherine of Siena, Auctor,” in Women Intellectuals and Leaders of the Medieval World. Edited by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton and John Van Engen. Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming 2020.

“Birgitta and Catherine’s Textual Communities.” In Sanctity and Female Authorship: Birgitta of Sweden & Catherine of Siena. Edited by Unn Falkeid and Maria H. Oen. Routledge, 2019.

“God’s Words or Birgitta’s? Birgitta of Sweden as Author.” In A Companion to Birgitta of Sweden. Edited by Maria H. Oen with Claire Sahlin. Brill, 2019.

“Inspiration and Imagination: Visionary Authorship in the Early Manuscripts of the Revelations of Birgitta of Sweden,” Speculum 93 (2018). 

"Siena," in Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1418. Edited by David Wallace. Oxford University Press, 2016.

The Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena, Cornell University Press, 2006.