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Judith MacKenzie Bennett

Judith MacKenzie Bennett, American historian. Recipient Walter D. Love Prize, North American Conference British Studies, 1992; fellow, American Council Learned Societies, 1984, 2005-2006, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1989-1990, National Humanities Center, 1993-1994, National Endowment of the Humanities, 2005-2006.


  • Bennett, Judith MacKenzie was born on January 12, 1951 in Neptune, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of John Charles and Jean MacKenzie Bennett.

  • Education

    • AB, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1973. Master of Arts, University Toronto, 1974. Licentiate, Pontifical Institute Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada, 1978.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 1981.


    • Assistant to chaired professor history University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1981—2005. Professor history University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 2005.



    Fellow: Royal History Society, Medieval Academy American. Member: American History Association, North American Conference British Studies, Berkshire Conference Women Historians (trustee 1995-1998), Coordinating Council for Women in History (co-president 1994-1997).


    • Life partner Cynthia B. Brilliant.
    • father: John Charles
    • mother: Jean MacKenzie Bennett
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    Born January 12, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Mount Holyoke College
    • 1974
      University Toronto
    • 1978
      Pontifical Institute Mediaeval Studies
    • 1981
      University Toronto
    • 1981 - 2005
      Assistant, to chaired professor history University North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 2005
      professor, history University Southern California