EDUCATION
12/02  Ph.D.  University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
     Major:  Early Modern/Modern European History
     Minor:  Medieval European History
     Dissertation:  The Lioness Roared:  The Problems of Female Rule in English
    History.  Advisors:  Laura Tabili (chair), Richard Cosgrove, and Helen Nader.
05/90  M.A.  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
     Major:  Medieval European History
     Minor:  American History
     Thesis:  The Royal Minorities of Medieval England.  Advisor:  F. Jeffrey Platt.
06/79  B.A.  California State University, Northridge.
     Major:  History.

EMPLOYMENT
2014:  present:  Professor of History, Coordinator, British Studies Minor, University of North
       Carolina, Pembroke.
2009-2014:  Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
2003-2009:  Assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
1997-2003:  Lecturer, Department of History, University of Arizona.
1999-2000:  Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California.
Fall 1997, Spring, Summer 2003:  Lecturer, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona.

PUBLICATIONS
Books
Sophisticated and Cosmopolitan:    The Story of Civilization, 3,000 B.C.E. -1600 C.E.  
(manuscript in progress).
Queenship in Early Modern Europe (London:  Red Globe Macmillan, 2019).
The Man Behind the Queen:  Male Consorts in History (co-edited with Miles Taylor)
(New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
The Name Of a Queen:  William Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor: (co-edited with
Dennis Moore) (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). .
The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England.  (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan,
2008).
The Lioness Roared:  The Problems of Female Rule in English History.  (New York:  Palgrave
Macmillan, 2006).
Articles and Book Chapters
“Caroline of Ansbach:  An Enlightened Queen Consort” in English Consorts:  Power, Influence,
Dynasty, Vol. 4
, Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena
Woodacre, eds.  (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).
“The Royal Minorities of Game of Thrones,” in
Medieval Queens and the Women of
Westeros: Female Agency and Advice in Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire
, Eva Zita Rohr,
Lisa Benz, eds. (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
“The Tragic Queen:  Dynastic Loyalty and the ‘Queenships’ of Mary Queen of Scots” in
Royal
Women and Dynastic Loyalty
, ed. Elizabeth Carney and Caroline Dunn (New York:  Palgrave
Macmillan, 2018), 111-121.
“Hare We Go!  Deploying Films as Historical Texts in the Freshmen Classroom” in
Creating
the Premodern in the Postmodern Classroom,
” ed. Anna Riehl Bertolet and Carole Levin (Tempe,
Az.:  ACMRS, 2018), 95-101.
“Queenship and Power:  The Heart and Stomach of a Book Series,” in
Queens Matter, ed.Anna
Riehl Bertolet (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 19-28.
“Determined to Succeed,” and “Love and Family,”
Dig, vol. 19, no. 3 (March 2017), 6-8, 22-24.
“Princess of Wales?  Mary Tudor and the History of English Heirs to the Throne” in
The Birth
of a Queen:   Essays on the Quincentary of Mary
I, ed. Sarah Duncan and Valerie Schutte (New
York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)).
“Greatest in Her Offspring:  Motherhood and the Empress Matilda” in
Motherhood,Authority,
and Ambition, Vol. II:  Defining and Redefining the Image of the “Good”and "Bad" Mother
, ed.
Elena Woodacre and Carey Fleiner (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
“The Virtuous Virago:  The Empress Matilda and the Politics of Womanhood in Twelfth
Century England” in
Scholars and Poets Talk about Queens, edited by Carole Levin with
Christine Stewart-Nuñez (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
“Introduction” and “Why Prince George of Denmark did not become a King of England” in
The Man Behind the Queen:  The Male Consort in History (co-edited with Miles Taylor) (New
York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
“William Fleetwood and the Itinerarium ad Windsor” and “The Itinerarium ad Windsor and
English Queenship” (co-authored with Carole Levin) in
The Name of a Queen:  William
Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor
, ed. Dennis Moore and Charles Beem (New York:  Palgrave
Macmillan, 2013), pp. 63-83, 155-173.
“The Pastimes of George Ferrers:  Reconstructing the Life and Career of a Tudor Renaissance
Gentleman,”
Explorations in Renaissance Culture, vol. 37, no. 1 (2011) 57-174.
“The Four Thomases:  Wolsey, More, Cromwell, and Cranmer” and “Past and Present:  
Henry VIII Through the Ages,”
Calliope vol. 21, no. 6 (March 2011), pp. 18-20, 47-49.
.“Why Elizabeth Never left England” (co-authored with Carole Levin) in
The Foreign Relations
of Elizabeth
I, ed. Charles Beem (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 3-26.
“Lord of Misrule:  The Life and Times of George Ferrers, Tudor Renaissance Gentleman,”
Markyate 19:  The Journal of the Markyate Local Historical Society, (2010), 23-28.
“From Lydgate to Shakespeare:  George Ferrers and the Historian as a Moral Compass.”
Latch:  a Journal for the Study of the Literary Artifact in theory, Culture, or History vol. 2 (2009),
101-114.
“Greater in Marriage:  The Matrimonial Career of the Empress Matilda” in
Queens and Power
in Medieval and Early Modern England
, ed. Carole Levin and Robert Bucholz (Lincoln:  
University of Nebraska Press, 2009), 1-15.
“Woe to Thee, O Land!:  The Introduction” and “Have Not Wee a Noble Kynge?:  The
Minority of Edward VI” in
The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England, ed.
Charles Beem (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 1-16, 211-248.
“I Am Her Majesty’s Subject:  Prince George of Denmark and the Transformation of the
English Male Consort.”
Canadian Journal of History, vol. 34, no. 3 (Dec. 2004), 457-487.
Encyclopedia Articles
“Female Rule in Medieval Europe” ABC-CLIO Academic Journal for Our World History:
Ancient and Medieval Eras
(Forthcoming)
”Richard III’s Murderous Reputation Reconsidered”
In World History: Ancient and Medieval
Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2014-.http://ancienthistory2.abc-clio.com/
“Juana, Queen of Castile,” “Anne Stanhope Seymour,” “Katherine Ferrers:  The Wicked
Lady” and “Elizabeth Grey Dudley Plantagenet” in
A Biographical Encyclopedia of
Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650
(Burlington Vt.:  
Ashgate, 2016).
“Female Rulers of Early Modern Europe” World History Encyclopedia, Vol. 6:  The First Global Age,
ed. Dane Morrison and Alexander Mikaberidze (Santa Barbara, Ca.:  ABC-CLIO, 2011).
“Richard III was innocent of the charge of murder:  Pro” in
Popular Controversies in World
History:  1000 C.E. to 1900
ed. Steve Danvers (Santa Barbara, Ca.:  ABC-CLIO, 2010).
Book Reviews
Gender, Family, and Politics, by Nicola Clark, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary
Journal
(forthcoming).
Elizabeth I and Her Circle, by Susan Doran, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
vol. 14, no. 2 (Fall 2019), 233-34.
Henry VII’s New Men & the Making of Tudor England, by Steven Gunn,
Journal of British
Studies
, vol. 56, no. 3 (July 2017), 635-636.
British Travellers and the Encounter with Britain, 1450-1700, by John Cramsie, Sixteenth Century
Journal
, vol. 48, no. 2 (Summer 2017), 484-485.
The Children of Henry VIII, by John Guy, Sixteenth Century Journal vol. 45, no. 1 (Spring
2014), 239-40.
The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800, by William Monter, Journal of Interdisciplinary
History, vol. 43 no. 4 (Spring 2013), 616-617.
A Royal Passion:  The Turbulent Marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of
France
, by Katie Whitacker, Journal of British Studies, vol. 51, no. 3,(July 2012), 749-50.
Richard II:  Manhood, Youth, and Power, 1377-99, by Christopher Fletcher, Speculum, vol. 87,
no. 2 (April 2012), 32-34.
The Tudors:  The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty, by G.J. Meyer, Sixteenth
Century Journal
, vol. 42, no. 2 (Summer 2011), 603-604.
Lord Henry Howard 1540-1614:  An Elizabethan Life, by D.C. Andersson, Sixteenth Century
Journal
, vol. 42, no. 1 (Spring 2011), 163-64.
Thomas Cromwell:  Machiavellian Statecraft and the English Reformation, by J, Patrick Coby,
Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 41, no. 4 (Winter 2010) 1222-23.
The Catholic Imaginary and the Cults of Elizabeth, by Stephen Hamrick, Journal of British Studies
vol. 49, no. 1 (January 2010), 157-58.
Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God’s Will in Tudor England, by Daniel Eppley,
Journal of British Studies, vol. 48, no. 3 (July 2009), 761-62.
The Heart of a King, by Benton Rain Patterson, Journal of British Studies, vol. 47, no. 1 (January
2008), 172-74.
Tudor England and its Neighbors, ed. Susan Doran, Glenn Richardson, Sixteenth Century Journal,
vol. 37, no. 3 (2006), 875-76.
Elizabeth’s Wars, by Paul E.J. Hammer, Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 37, no. 2 (2006), 568-70.
Op Eds (click the link for the webpage)
“Reflections on life in the Neo-Gilded Age” NC Policy Watch- The Progressive Pulse
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2018/07/17/reflections-on-life-in-the-neo-gilded-age/
“Hope during dark times: Trump helps spur a grand progressive coalition,”
http://
www.ncpolicywatch.com/2017/02/27/hope-dark-times-trump-helps-spur-grand-
progressive-coalition/
“A history lesson in gender politics: The story of “T” and HB2” http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.
org/2016/09/20/history-professor-gender-identity-issues-prejudice-go-way-back-in-u-s-
history/
“Happily Ever After?  A marriage Equality Advocate Worries About the Supreme Court”
http://
www.ncpolicywatch.com/2015/06/01/happily-ever-after-a-marriage-equality-
advocate-worries-about-the-supreme-court/
The Waiting Game:  Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court” NC Policy Watch- The
Progressive Pulse,
http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/01/14/full-marriage-equality-how-much-longer/
“Troubling Take-Aways From the Election” NC Policy Watch- The Progressive Pulse,
http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/11/19/what-the-election-results-mean-for-
progressives/
“Mildred Loving and marriage equality” NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/02/27/mildred-loving-and-marriage-equality/
“Watch the dominoes fall: The Utah case and marriage equality in North Carolina” NC Policy
Watch-Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/01/08/watch-the-dominoes-fall-the-utah-case-and-
marriage-equality-in-north-carolina/
“The Marriage Haves and the have-Nots” NC policy Watch-Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/07/15/the-marriage-haves-and-the-have-nots/
“The Thirty Nine Percent” NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.
com/2012/07/19/the-thirty-nine-percent/
“Civil Rights?  That’s So Gay!” NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/10/17/civil-rights-thats-so-gay/

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
06/19:  Plenary Speaker, Kings and Queens Eight Conference, University of Catania, Sicily.
       “Bona Sforza of Poland and the Meaning of Queenship.”
04/19:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, Lubbock, Texas.  
        “The Contours of Tudor Queenship, Part Two:  Elizabeth I.”
07/18:  Kings and Queen Eight Conference, Winchester, U.K.  “Piety, Matrimony, and
       Motherhood:  Maria Theresa’s Recipe for Queenly Success.”
04/18:  UNCP Research and Creativity Showcase, Poster Presentation.  “From
       Elizabeth of York to the Virgin Queen:  The Contours of Tudor Queenship.”
04/18:  South Central Renaissance Society/Queen Elizabeth I Society, Atlanta, GA. “From
       Elizabeth of York to the Virgin Queen:  The Contours of Tudor Queenship.”
05/17:  Keynote Speaker, North Carolina Association of historians, UNC Pembroke.  
     “Queenship in Early Modern Europe.”
4/17:  UNCP Research and Creativity Showcase.  Poster Presentation, “The Marriages of
      Mary Queen of Scots.”
10/16:  Invited Speaker, The Annual Portier Lecture, Spring Hill College, Mobile Al.  
       “Queenship 101.”
09/16:  Invited speaker, Diversity Dialogue, UNC Pembroke.  “The Story of ‘T’:  HB2 and
        Gender Identity.”
05/16:  Fifty-first International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Mi.  “An Unexpected Heir:  
        Isabel of Castile.”
04/16:  Kings and Queens Five Conference, Clemson University, Greenville, S.C.  
     “Dynastic loyalty and the marriages of Mary Queen of Scots.”
02/16:  public lecture delivered in Wilmington, NC, prior to a performance of a play by
       William S. Gregory entitled Mary Tudor.  “Mary Tudor:  In celebration of the 500th
       anniversary of her Birth.”
10/15:  University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program,
       Twentieth Anniversary Conference, Lincoln, NE.  “Queen For a Day:  Royal
       Deportment and Political Dialogue in Early Modern Europe.”
9/15:   Invited speaker, Bladen Community College, Duplin NC.  “Can a
       Woman Be a King?  The History of Britain’s Queens’ Regnant.”
05/15:  Invited speaker, The English Speaking Union, New Bern, NC.  “The Empire Strikes
       Back!  The Beatles and Britain’s Imperial Legacy.”
04/15:  Invited speaker, Lunch and Learn Presentation, UNC Pembroke.  “The Influence of
       Royal Representations on Public Perceptions in English History.”
03/15:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, Raleigh . N.C.
         “Princess of Wales?  Mary Tudor and the History of English Heirs to the Throne.”
04/14:  Invited speaker, The Annual British History lecture, Appalachian State
       University, Boone, North Carolina.  “Can a Woman Be a King?  The History of
       Britain’s Queens Regnant.”
04/14:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society , Tucson,
       Arizona.  “Elizabeth I:  An Archetypal Queen?”
07/13:  King and Queens 2 Conference, Winchester, U.K.  “The Name of a Queen:  
       Elizabeth I and William Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor.”
03/13:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, Omaha,
        Nebraska.  “The Itinerarium ad Windsor and English Queenship.”
11/12:  Invited speaker, Diversity Cafe Education Series, UNC Pembroke. “Civil Rights?
       That’s so Gay!”
09/12:  Western Conference on British Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada.  “The Crown and the
       Constitution.”
03/12:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, New Orleans,
       La. “William Fleetwood and the Itinerarium ad Windsor.”
12/11:  Invited speaker, Institute of Historical Research International Conference on Prince
       Consorts in History, London, England.  “Why Prince George of Denmark Did Not
       Become a King of England.”
03/11:  Invited speaker, The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, University of
       Nebraska, Lincoln.  “The Pastimes of George Ferrers:  Reconstructing the Life and
       Career of a Tudor Renaissance Gentleman.”
03/11:  South Central Renaissance Conference/ Elizabeth I Society, St. Louis, Mo.
       “Why Elizabeth Never Left England.”
03/10:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Elizabeth I Society, Corpus Christi,
       Texas.  “Elizabeth I:  The Gender Queen.”
07/09:  Henry VIII and the Tudor Court 1509-2009 Conference, Hampton Court Palace,
       Hampshire, U.K.  “From Solomon to Josiah:  Henry VIII, Edward VI, and the
       Transition from a Majority to a Minority Supremacy of the Church.”
05/09:  Forty-fourth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Mich.
       “From Lydgate to Shakespeare:  George Ferrers and the Historian as Moral
       Compass.”
01/09:  American Historical Association, Annual Conference, New York City, NY.  Chair
        And Comment for Panel, “Dreams and Fantasies of Early Modern Women.”
10/08:  Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting. St. Louis, Mo.
       “A Wise and Learned Man:  George Ferrers and the Christmas Festivities of
       1551/1552.”
06/08:  Seminar paper, Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women,
         Minneapolis, Minnesota, “Female Kingship:  Gender, Language and the English
         Conception of Regnant Queenship” in the seminar “Gender and Politics in the Early
         Atlantic World,” moderated by Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University.
03/08:  Keynote Address, South-Central Renaissance Conference/Elizabeth I Society,
         Kansas City, Mo.  “The Pastimes of George Ferrers:  Reconstructing the Life and
         Career of a Tudor Renaissance Gentleman.”
10/07:  Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn.
         Roundtable discussion, “Queenship in Sixteenth Century Britain” and “The Articulate
         Puppet?  Edward VI and Northumberland’s Regime Reconsidered.”
11/06:  North American Conference on British Studies, Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass.
        “Preparing for Josiah:  Henry VIII and the Minority of Edward VI.”
03/06  Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England Conference, Lincoln,
         Nebraska.  “Greater in Marriage:  the Matrimonial Career of the Empress Matilda.”
09/05  Medieval- Renaissance Conference XIX, Wise, Virginia.  “The Concept of the Royal
         Minority in Medieval and Early Modern England.”
10/04  Western Conference on British Studies, San Antonio, Texas.  “Woo to Thee, O Land,
         When a Child is Thy King:  The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern
         England.”
09/04  Medieval- Renaissance Conference XVIII, Wise Virginia.  “Making a Name for Herself:
       The Empress Matilda and the Construction of Female Lordship in Twelfth Century
       England.”
03/04  Education and Media Conference, Metropolitan College of New York.  “Evaluating
         Films as Historical Texts:  The Path to Critical Thinking.”
10/03  Western Conference on British Studies, Tucson, Arizona.  “I Am Her Majesty’s
         Subject:  The George of Denmark Story.”
10/99  Western Conference on British Studies, Tucson Arizona.  "The Queen is also a King:
        Mary I and the Act Concerning Regal Power."
10/97  Western Conference on British Studies, Ft. Worth Texas.  "The Lioness Roared:
        Matilda and the Politics of Gender in Twelfth Century England."
02/97  Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Tempe
        Arizona.  "Henry VIII and the Minority of Edward VI."
10/96  Western Conference on British Studies, Colorado Springs Colorado.
         "Queen Victoria's Bedchamber Crisis Revisited."
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