Katherine Pangonis is an American-British historian specialising in the medieval world of the Mediterranean and Middle East. She holds MA degrees in literature and history from Oxford University and University College London. She has a particular interest in rewriting the voices of women into the historical narrative, reexamining understudied areas of history and bringing her findings into the public eye. Travel is central to her research process, and that is how she spends most of her time. Her first book, Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule, is available now from Pegasus Books.