Dr. Mireille J. Pardon

Assistant Professor of History

Contact Information

Frost Building, 113
CPO 2135
Email: pardonm@berea.edu
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Spring 2022

Office Hours

Wed/Thur: 3 – 5:00 p.m.

Class Schedule

  • HIS 186 MP (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)
  • HIS 286 MP (Tue/Thur: 1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.)
  • HIS 286 MP2 (Mon/Wed: 12:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


  • B.A., Princeton University, 2014
  • M.A., Yale University, 2017
  • M.Phil., Yale University, 2017
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2020


Dr. Mireille J. Pardon is a social and cultural historian interested in violence, social control, and judicial ritual in late medieval and early modern Europe. She graduated from Yale University with a Ph.D. in History in 2020 and spent 2017–2018 at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as a Visiting International Scholar funded by a Belgian American Educational Foundation fellowship. Her dissertation investigated the changing perception of lethal violence in fifteenth-century Flemish cities and its effects on judicial practice. She is currently working on a book project, tentatively titled The Invention of Homicide: Crime, Honor, and Spectacular Justice in Late Medieval Flanders. In addition to her book project, she is interested in how medieval legal systems interacted with non-human animals, the environment, and the boundaries of (in)humanity, as well as how broader concepts of gender and sexuality impacted legal culture.

At Berea College, she teaches courses on the medieval world, from travel and translation to crime and confession. She is especially interested in showing students the diversity of medieval society and helping them develop their research and writing skills.

Outside of academia, she has a love-hate relationship with running and vegan baking.