Scholar

I am a historian of late medieval and early modern convents and nuns.  In addition to my monograph, my work has appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, Sixteenth Century Journal, Archive for Reformation History, and other journals.  My research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Historical Association.  A full cv is available here.  My profile at Women Also Know History is here.

I have given numerous invited presentations and am available to speak on these topics and my current research.

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My publications include:

  • Religious Women in Golden-Age Spain: the Permeable Cloister (Ashgate, 2005).
  • “Uneven Conversions: How Did Laywomen Become Nuns in the Early Modern World?,” in Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe, ed. Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith (Manchester University Press, 2017): 127-143.
  • “Baby Jesus in a Box: Commerce and Enclosure in an Early Modern Convent,” in Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World, ed. Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Ashgate, 2015): 203-211.
  • “Gender, the State, and Episcopal Authority: the Case of Bishops Talavera and Fox,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, vol. 42, no. 3 (spring 2012): 615-34.
  • More information about my publications is available from my cv.

Current projects:

  • A reconceptualization of the demand for female monastic enclosure from Periculoso (1298) to Trent (1563)
  • An analysis of the cura monialium in late medieval and early sixteenth century England and Spain
  • An analysis of bookkeeping practices in late medieval and early modern convents