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University of Guelph
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Scotland, witchcraft, witch-hunts, women, gender, speech, judicial evidence and procedure, crime, early modern
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About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph where I teach courses on early modern history, the British Isles, and Scotland’s witch-hunts. I am also editor for the International Review of Scottish Studies, co-editor of the fifth volume of the Guelph Series of Scottish Studies, and am currently co-editing the sixth and final volume of the series.

My research focuses on Scotland’s witch-hunting period in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In particular, I am interested in the intersection of speech and gender in judicial definitions of witchcraft.

Recent Publications

Sierra Dye, Elizabeth Ewan, and Alice Glaze, eds., Gender and Mobility in Scotland and Abroad, Guelph Series in Scottish Studies vol. 5 (Guelph: Centre for Scottish Studies, 2018).

Sierra Dye, “To Converse with the Devil? Speech, Sexuality, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland,” International Review of Scottish Studies 37 (2012): 9-40.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Sexuality, Women