Sarah Loose joined the history department at BYU in 2016 and currently holds the rank of assistant professor. She holds both an undergraduate and a master's degree in History from BYU, and she completed a PhD at the University of Toronto. Her field of specialty is the late Middle Ages in Europe, particularly social and religious history in Italy. Her current research is focused on a book manuscript titled: Geographies of Charity and Power: Siena and the Ospedale di Santa Maria della Scala, 1400-1600. The book combines the study of charity and charitable institutions with the study of power in urban and rural spaces from the late medieval to the early modern era, using Siena's largest hospital and its rural possessions as a case study. Dr. Loose is also interested in digital history, and uses digital tools and methods like GIS mapping, in her scholarly work. Dr. Loose teaches courses on the early and late Middle Ages, World History to 1500, the Historian's Craft, and Digital History.