Lane B. Baker

B.A., Harvard University, 2016

Lane B. Baker is a PhD candidate in History at Stanford University, specializing in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. His research focuses on the high and late Middle Ages (1000-1500 CE). He is particularly interested in persecution, social exclusion, and the marginalized communities of western Europe. His in-progress dissertation is titled “Romani Travelers and Imagined ‘Gypsies’ in Western Europe (1400-1497).” It will consider the fifteenth-century immigration of the Romani into western Europe, with a focus on rising intolerance and exclusion in the cities of the German-speaking Holy Roman Empire.

Lane holds a BA in History from Harvard University. Before Stanford, he spent 2 years as a post-baccalaureate fellow at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Washington, D.C.), where he designed museum exhibitions and supervised the institution’s ephemera archive.