Congratulations to Jessica Fields on her dissertation defense. Congratulations to Jessica Fields, who recently passed her dissertation defense. Great job, Dr. Fields! The title of her dissertation is “Birth Order and Gender: Differential Parental Investment in Medieval England and France in the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Centuries”. Jessica’s committee consists of Dr. Lisa Sattenspiel (Co-chair, MU, Anthropology), Dr. Mary Shenk (Co-chair, Penn State), Dr. Todd VanPool (MU, Anthropology), Dr. Robert Walker (MU, Anthropology), and Dr. Lois Huneycutt (MU, History).