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- University of California, Merced
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- Early Modern England, Atlantic World, Gender, theater, class
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- About Me
I am a social and cultural historian of England and its Atlantic colonies with a focus on the late sixteenth through the seventeenth centuries. I am particularly interested in the various categories into which people were placed — by class and status, gender, and eventually race.
I am currently particularly interested in the history of patriarchy — how it changes over time while maintaining women’s subordination.
In addition, I have a longstanding interest in the ways in the historical contexts of theater, and the ways early modern drama can shed light on ideas about gender, class and race.
- Recent Publications
Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700. Chapel Hill and New York, 2007.
(with David Underdown), Gender, Culture and Politics in Early Modern England: Turning the World Upside Down. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
“Cuckold’s Haven: Gender and Inversion in Popular Culture,” in The Oxford Companion to the Age of Shakespeare, ed. Malcolm Smuts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 528-42.
“The Contradictions of Patriarchy in Early Modern England”, in “Early Modern Patriarchy: A Forum”, forthcoming in Gender and History
“Elizabeth Goudge (1900-1984): Clergymen and Masculinity”, in Anglican Women Novelists: From Charlotte Brontë to P.D. James, edited by Alison Shell and Judith Maltby, which will be published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark in 2019.
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- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
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- Sexual Violence, Slavery, Women