Department of History
Associate Professor of History (2005)
B.A., Dartmouth College; Philosophy and History, 1986
M.A., Harvard University; History, 1990
Ph.D., Harvard University; History, 1998
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Bringing God to the People: Jesuit Confraternities in Italy in the mid-Sixteenth Century”
Sample of Courses Taught:
- Western Civilization
- The West and the World
- Renaissance Europe
- European Reformations
- Baroque Europe
- Early Modern Europe
- Women and Mysticism
- The Golden Age of the Low Countries
- The Renaissance in Venice
- Humanism and the Rebirth of Antiquity
- The Age of Discovery
Sample of Publications
- Working in the Vineyard of the Lord: Jesuit Confraternities in Early Modern Italy (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005). pp. xv, 377. ISBN: 0-8020-8854-6. Awarded the Howard R. Marraro prize for Italian History by the American Catholic Historical Association, January 2007. Link: http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2007/0703/0703aff1.cfm
- Associate editor with Karin Finsterbusch, Armin Lange and K. F. Diethard Römheld, eds., Human Sacrifice in Jewish and Christian Tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2006). pp. xii, 365. ISBN 90-04-15085-4.
- “The Dialogue of Catherine of Siena” in Patrick Corrigan, et al, eds., An Assumption Library: Essays Presented in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Emmanuel d’Alzon Library (Worcester: Assumption College, 2008): 25-27.
- “Teaching Women’s Devotion in Medieval and Early Modern Italy,” in Margaret L. King and Albert Rabil Jr., eds., Teaching Other Voices: Women and Religion in Early Modern Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007): 31-43.
- “Jesuit Missions in Italy, Confraternities, and the Jubilee of 1575: Centers and Peripheries” Archivum Historicum Societatis Jesu, 74.2 (January, 2006): 1-25. (Refereed)
- “Negotiating Conversions: Catechumens and the Family in Early Modern Italy,” in Piety and the Family in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of Steven Ozment, eds. Marc Forster and Benjamin Kaplan (Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2005): 152-177.
- “The Formation of the Pious Soul: Trans-alpine Demand for Jesuit Devotional Texts, 1548-1615,” in Confessionalization in Europe, 1555-1700: Essays in Honor and Memory of Bodo Nischan, eds. John Headley, Hans Hillerbrand and Anthony J. Papalas (Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2004): 289-318.
- “Belief, Devotion, and Memory in Early Modern Italian Confraternities,” Confraternitas, 15.1 (Spring, 2004): 3-33. (Refereed)