Amanda McVitty completed her doctorate in History in 2016 and is currently a lecturer at Massey University. She is a historian of Anglo-French political culture and English legal culture in the late medieval period, with a focus on manhood, masculinities and gendered relations of power. Her current research examines masculinity and authority in English common law culture c.1300-1550. Her PhD thesis, “Treason, Manhood and the English State”, was awarded the 2017 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize by the Canadian Society of Medievalists. Amanda also has a professional background in journalism, corporate communications and public relations.
Amanda joined the ANZAMEMS committee in 2018.