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Started at CMU​

Fall 2014 (Joint PhD Program)​


Early Modern Europe (Major), Medieval Europe (Minor), Modern Europe (Minor)​


I study primarily intellectual and ecclesiastical history in Europe between the 15th and 17th centuries.  Particularly, my research concerns topics of religious reform and violence in France, England, and Germany.  I have spent extensive time looking at early modern news culture, using the French Wars of Religion as a case study to examine networks of Protestant sympathetic to other English and European evangelicals.  My dissertation will treat the influence and infiltration of early evangelicalism in France between 1520 and 1560.  I have also extensively researched the nature of the Protestant Reformation across England and Europe.


“England and the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: a literary study”, The Huguenot Society Journal, vol. XXX: no. 5 (2017).

“Reactions to confessional minorities and their boundaries in France: a sixteenth-century study” in French History (Forthcoming).

 Jean de Langeac, Letters and Papers, ed. Jan Pendergrass in The Sixteenth Century Journal (Forthcoming).

Nicholas Must, Preaching a dual identity. Huguenot sermons and the shaping of confessional identity, 1629-1685 in The Journal for Ecclesiastical History (Forthcoming).

Wolfgang Palaver, Dietmar Regensburger, Harriet Rudolph, eds., The European Wars of Religion: An Interdisciplinary Reassessment of Sources, Interpretations, and Methods in Reviews in History, no. 1966 (Summer 2016).

Andrew Pettegree, The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself in Ex Historia 8 (2016).

David van der Linden, Experiencing Exile: Huguenot Refugees in the Dutch Republic, 1680-1700 in Reviews in History, no. 1830 (Summer 2015).

Teaching Experience

HST 200: Medieval Civilization

Teaching Assistant Experience 

HST 101: Western Civilization Antiquity to 1700

HST 102: Western Civilization 1700 to Present 

HST 112: The Struggle for Equality from 1865 (US History)

Research and Teaching Interests

Early Modern European History, Medieval European History, Modern European History, History of Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Present, The European Reformations, The Lutheran Tradition, The Reformed Tradition, Scholasticism and Medieval Education, History of Biblical Interpretation


American Historical Association

Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Institute of Historical Research: University of London​

Sixteenth Century Society


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