Professor Tuten's main interests are in medieval culture and history (300-1500 A.D.) and early modern social history, with a concentration in the history of women and family. She pursued her Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Emory University and her B.A. (cum laude) in European History before 1715 from the College of Charleston, SC. In addition to specialties in European history, Professor Tuten has pursued study in the history of Islam and Arab-European relations in the Middle Ages.
Her recent publications include "Politics, Holiness and Property in Angers, 1080-1130," French Historical Studies 24, no. 4 (Fall 2001): 601-619 and 'Women and Ordeals,' in Conflict in Medieval Europe, ed. Piotr Górecki and Warren Brown. During July of 2003 she participated in the NITLE seminar on Arab and Islamic Cultures.
The recipient of several research grants at Emory University, Professor Tuten was the 1999 Juniata May Day Faculty Woman of the Year and received the Beachley Award for distinguished performance by a junior faculty member in 2001. In 2003 she was named the W. Newton and Hazel A. Long Associate professor of History. She has presented papers to the Southeastern Medieval Association and to the International Colloquium on Medieval Studies. She is married to James Tuten and has two sons, Thomas and Oscar.