Associate Professor of History
In my first book, The Sleep of Behemoth: Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200 (Ithaca, 2013) I used discourses of peacemaking to illuminate clerical self-fashioning and changing lay-clerical relationships in western Europe. My new research includes a study of state formation in late medieval England and France envisioned through changes in personhood and social networks. I am also starting work on a global history of the color blue: its social meanings, commercial networks and cultural appropriations between the ancient world and modernity.
My first book focused on clerical self-fashioning and lay-clerical relationships between the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries as seen through the discourse around peace-making and conflict. My new research concerns the history of personhood, con-sociation and alienation during a period of nascent state formation and evangelical outreach in England, France and the Empire (1000-1250). It is informed by the anthropology John and Jean Comaroff, the political philosophy of Giorgio Agamben, and the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu.
Malegam, J. "Review: Doležalová, Lucie, Jeff Rider, and Alessandro Zironi, eds. Obscurity in Medieval Texts. Medium Aevum Quotidianum, 30. Krems, Austria: Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der materiallen Kultur des Mittelalters, 2013." Edited by D Delyannis. The Medieval Review (May 1, 2015).
Malegam, JY. "Pro-Papacy polemic and the purity of the church: The gregorian reform." In Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, 37-65. January 1, 2016. Full Text
Malegam, J. "The Gregorian Reform (In preparation)." In Handbook of Medieval Papalism,edited by K Sisson. Brill, 2016. (Chapter)
Malegam, J. "In Public: Collectivities and Polities (Accepted)." In A Cultural History of the Emotions of the Medieval Age. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. (Essay)
Malegam, JY. "SUSPICIONS OF PEACE IN MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN DISCOURSE." Common Knowledge 21, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 236-252. Full Text
DiBattista, M, Beyer, J, Girke, F, Malegam, JY, Hall, E, Rival, L, and Platt, KMF. "Peace by other means: Symposium on the role of ethnography and the humanities in the understanding, prevention, and resolution of enmity Part 3." Common Knowledge 21, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 190-195. Full Text
Malegam, J. "Evangelic Provocation: Location of Anger in Medieval Conversion Narratives (Accepted)." Edited by A Bale and L Ramey. Literature Compass (2015).
Malegam, J. "Review of Violence in Medieval Europe by Warren Brown." Speculum 88, no. 3 (2013). (Review)
Malegam, J. "Love between Peace and Violence: not a crisis but a critique of fidelity after 1000." Quaestiones Medii Aevi Novae 16 (2011): 321-336. Open Access Copy
Malegam, J. "No Peace for the Wicked: Conflicting Visions of Peacemaking in an Eleventh-Century Monastic Narrative." Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 39, no. 1 (March 2008): 23-49.