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First Name
Susan M.
Last Name
Utah State University
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Medieval, Early Modern, England, Social history, Reformation, kinship, networks, patronage, gender, architecture, gardens, landscape, botany, environment, material culture, applied history, experiential learning.
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About Me

My research investigates the impact of kinship, social and cultural networks, gender, and environment on wider patterns of premodern social, cultural, and political change. I have particular interests in how power was conveyed through botanical knowledge, gardens, and landscapes.

Additionally, I am an investigator for Nano-history, a network-mapping platform now in beta-testing, which allows for visualizations of human networks in the past. Check it out at

Recent Publications


Catholic Social Networks in Early Modern England: Kinship, Gender, and Coexistence (Amsterdam University Press, 2021).


“Nobility and Gentry” in A Companion to Recusancy in Early Modern Britain and Ireland, ed. Robert E. Scully SJ and Angela Ellis (Brill, 2021). In production.

“Catholic Englishwomen’s Mobilities in an Age of Persecution,” in Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary History Forum on Early Modern Women’s Mobilities, vol. 14, no. 1 (Fall 2019): 109-117.

“Building the Badge of God: Architectural Representations of Persecution and Coexistence in post-Reformation England,” Archive for Reformation History vol. 107 (Nov. 2016): 165-192.

“Reputation, Credit, and Patronage: Throckmorton Men and Women, c. 1560-1620,” in The Catholic Gentry in English Society: The Throckmortons of Coughton from Reformation to Emancipation, eds. Peter Marshall and Geoffrey Scott (Ashgate, 2009), 69-91.



Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England
Expertise by Chronology
1, 2, 3, 6
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Environment, Family, Gender, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Pedagogy, Religion, Women