Dr. Kathleen Comerford
Professor of History and Pre-Law Advisor (1999).
B.A. M.A., Fordham University (1988, 1989); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (1995).
Teaching and Research Interests: Reformation, European Religion
Upper Division Courses:
- HIST 5030 Tudor and Stuart England
- HIST 4230 The Renaissance
- HIST 5332 The Reformation
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054
Office: #3002, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
“Did the Jesuits Introduce ‘Global Studies’?” Solicited contribution for Embodiment, Identity, and Gender in the Early Modern Age, ed. David Whitford and Amy Leonard (Routledge, 2021).
“Corresponding Consorts: Letters between Medici (Grand) Duchesses and Jesuits, 1540s–1620s,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 14/2 (2020): 33-54.
“The Augsburg Interim and the Council of Trent,” solicited contribution for John Calvin in Context, ed. Ward Holder (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020), 190-197. This book was awarded the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference 2020 Roland H. Bainton Prize for a Work of Reference.
“Ignatius of Loyola,” and “Leo X de’ Medici, Pope,” for Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, ed. Mark A. Lamport et al. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), 362-64, 428-30.
From Rome to Zurich, from Ignatius to Vermigli: Essays in Honor of J. Patrick Donnelly, S.J.: co-editor, with Torrance Kirby and Gary Jenkins. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017.
“The Historiography of the Jesuits in the Italian Peninsula and Islands before the Suppression,” Jesuit Historiography Online, http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/jesuit-historiography-online/the-historiography-of-jesuits-in-the-italian-peninsula-and-islands-before-the-suppression-COM_192580?s.num=1 (invited submission).
Professional Activities, Awards, and Honors:
- Princeton University Friends of the Library Short-Term Fellowship, June 2018
- Yale University Beinecke Library Visiting Research Fellowship, October-November 2016
- Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship, July 2013
- Member, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (President, 2018), American Catholic Historical Association, Renaissance Society of America, American Historical Association
- Associate Editor, Journal of Jesuit Studies
- European Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project: website [www.jesuit-libraries.com]. Portions of this research have been funded by Yale and Princeton Universities and by Georgia Southern; students from both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses have served as for-credit or paid interns.
- A study of the Medici (Grand) Ducal consorts, 1532-1621
Last updated: 9/20/2022