Fields of Study: Early Modern Europe, Mediterranean World, Religion, Violence
Office: Zulauf 706
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
Current Research: My current research focuses on intersections of religion, violence, and political culture in early modern history, especially during the European Wars of Religion. My first book, Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France, analyzes provincial nobles’ orchestration of civil warfare in southern France based on extensive manuscript research in French archives. I served as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Medici Archive Project, and held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute. I have published several articles on religious violence, gender, and noble culture during the French Wars of Religion, and am currently revising a monograph entitled, Heroic Souls: French Nobles and Religious Conflict after the Edict of Nantes, 1598-1629. I have also begun researching a new book project on A Virile Courage: Gender and Violence in the French Wars of Religion 1562-1629.
Teaching Interests: My teaching interests revolve around issues of violence, religion, gender, and culture in early modern European and Mediterranean societies. I teach a range of courses on Renaissance humanism, Reformation movements, European Wars of Religion, European state development, and early modern cultural history. Much of my teaching relates directly to my research on religious violence, gender, and noble culture in early modern France and Tuscany. I am also interested in the comparative thematic study of religious violence, civil conflict, state development, Mediterranean history, and globalization. I previously taught European and global history at Simpson College and Millikin University.
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