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Mount St. Mary's University
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Early Modern Europe, especially Britain, Intellectual and Gender History, Anglo-American Tradition of Political Thought, Renaissance Literature, Medieval History and Literature, Great Books: Classical to Contemporary
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About Me

Jamie Gianoutsos grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and received her B.A. in Political Science and Great Texts from Baylor University. Through being awarded the Marshall Scholarship, she completed an M.A. in Renaissance Literature from the Queen’s University of Belfast and an M.Phil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2008, Gianoutsos completed a Ph.D. in History at the Johns Hopkins University, specializing in British intellectual and gender history. She joined the history department at Mount St. Mary’s University, America’s second oldest Catholic institution, as assistant professor in 2014. Her first book, The Rule of Manhood: Tyranny, Gender, and Classical Republicanism in England, 1603-1660 (Cambridge UP, 2020), won the Istvan Hont Prize for best book in intellectual history. She is currently researching populist strands of the classical republican tradition in seventeenth and eighteenth-century England, America, France, and Haiti; she is also researching the relationship of newspapers, republican thought, and popular sovereignty in the Atlantic world.

Recent Publications

Book: The Rule of Manhood: Tyranny, Gender, and Classical Republicanism in England, 1603-1660. Studies in Early Modern British History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Awarded the Istvan Hont Book Prize for best work in intellectual history in 2020. Forthcoming in Chinese and in English paperback.

Articles and Book Chapters:

  1. “Loyalty to a Nero? Publicising Puritan Persecution in the 1630s.” Loyalty to the Monarchs of Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain, c.1400-1688. Eds. Matthew Ward and Matthew Hefferan. London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.
  2. “Sapientia and Stultitia in John Colet’s Commentary on First Corinthians.” Renaissance & Reformation (forthcoming 2019).
  3. “‘A New Discovery’ of Charles Hoole: Method and Practice in Seventeenth-Century English Education.” History of Education 48.1 (2019): 1-18.
  4. “Criticizing Kings: Gender, Classical History, and Subversive Writing in Seventeenth-Century England.” Renaissance Quarterly 70.4 (Winter 2017): 1366-1396.

Public Projects, Invited Lectures, and Interviews:

  1. “Interviews with Leading Intellectual Historians: Dr. Jamie Gianoutsos,” with Selma Sondern, Institute of Intellectual History, St Andrews, June 2022 (Interview Available Here)
  2. “Free Speech, News, and Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century England.” Istvan Hont Memorial Lecture, Institute of Intellectual History, University of St Andrews, May 2022.
  3. “Does Partisan News Destroy Democracy?” Ducharme Veritas Lecture, Mount St. Mary’s University, March 2022. (
  4. “Marx Madness: Karl Marx Explains Marxism and his ‘Communist Manifesto,’” First Person Philosophy animated educational videos (running time 21:55), November 2021, with Dr. Mike Miller. (Video Available Here)
  5. “Interview: The Rule of Manhood, New Work in Intellectual History,” with Megan Chance, Institute of Intellectual History, St Andrews, November 2021 (Interview Available Here).
  6. “Were Republics Designed Only for Men?” Association of Marshall Scholars Public Presentation, December 2020. (Public Presentation Available Here)
  7. “Tales of the Unexpected: Reflections on a Journey of Engaged Learning,” Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine, April 2018. (Essay Available Here)
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, England, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Government, Human Rights, Literary History, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women