Hannah Teddy Shachter
Hannah Teddy Schachter is a PhD candidate in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Beyond the Elite team. Originally from Texas, she studied at Clark University, the European Institute of Jewish Studies in Sweden, and the College of Jewish Studies in Heidelberg, Germany, before coming to Jerusalem. She is interested in how Jews engaged with monarchies and courtly culture in the European Middle Ages, with royal women a particular focal point. Her doctoral project uses art, literature, and administrative sources to explore the relationship between Jews and queens in thirteenth-century northern France, with a special focus on Blanche of Castile, Queen of France, who reigned during the years 1223-1252.