Professor McDonough teaches courses on medieval social and cultural history. She published Witnesses, Neighbors, and Community in Late Medieval Marseille (Palgrave, 2013), which uses witness testimony from civil court records to explore the relationships between Christians and Jews, men and women, nobles and the middling sort in late medieval Marseille. She is particularly interested in the dynamics of gender and religious interaction in history, and incorporates these themes in her research and courses. As a STRIDE fellow, she works with faculty across UMBC’s campus to think through how faculty hiring practices can be as open and inclusive as possible. She serves as the faculty advisor to the UMBC REVIEW: A Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement. Prof. McDonough won a 2017 CAHSS Faculty Summer Research Fellowship through the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) for her new book project, More than Sex? Prostitutes as Knowledge Brokers in the Medieval Mediterranean. She is also the winner of the 2018 inaugural Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Award in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.