Professor Gillespie taught undergraduates at the University of Toronto Mississauga from 2004 to 2018, including courses in Narrative; Chaucer; Early Drama; Medieval Dreams and Visions; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; and Medieval Literature and the Rise of White Nationalism
She also mentored many students within the UTM Research Opportunity Programme: her ROP students have worked on a variety of research projects, travelling to Boston, Los Angeles, and London and Cambridge, England, to conduct archival research.
In 2011, Professor Gillespie won University of Toronto Mississauga’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence.
Professor Gillespie offered graduate level courses through both the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto from 2004 t0 2018, including ENG 6954 and 8000 Bibliography; MST 1115 English Palaeography 1000-1800; and research seminars on topics drawn from her current research.
She supervises PhD students from the Department of English and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. These students are working on a range of topics from the codicological contexts for early fourteenth and fifteenth-century Middle English literature to South Asian manuscript cultures to literature of the Black Death.
Professor Gillespie is always happy to discuss research with prospective graduate students, especially those interested in new scientific and global approaches to the study of the premodern book.