Professor of History
Mackinac Hall D-1-128
Fields: Early Modern Europe, Spain, Gender
Ph.D., Indiana, 2001
Professor Coolidge studies women, gender, and the family in early modern Spain. Her book, Guardianship, Gender, and the Nobility in Early Modern Spain, was published by Ashgate Press in 2011. She has also published articles in The Sixteenth Century Journal and The Journal of Family History. Most recently Professor Coolidge edited a collection of essays on childhood entitled The Formation of the Child in Early Modern Spain which was published by Ashgate Press in June 2014. Her future research focuses on illegitimacy and the family in early modern Spain.
Professor Coolidge's teaching topics include early modern Europe, Spain, gender and sexuality, the European witch hunts, and European Civilization. She teaches in the History Department, the Honors College, and the Women and Gender Studies Program.
Her new book, Sex, Gender, and Illegitimacy in the Castilian Noble Family, 1400–1600, was published in 2022 by Nebraska University Press. Read more here.