Michelle D. Brock Associate Professor of History

Michelle D. Brock

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Ph.D.  The University of Texas at Austin, 2012    
M.A.   The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
B.A.    The University of Kansas, 2006


Religion and gender in early modern Scotland, histories of the supernatural


British history, Witchcraft and demonology, early modern Europe, Puritans, the Reformation

Selected Publications


Plagues of the heart: Crisis and covenanting in a seventeenth-century Scottish town (Manchester University Press, forthcoming fall 2024)

The Routledge History of the Devil in the Western Tradition, edited with Richard Raiswell and David R. Winter (Routledge, forthcoming 2025).

Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period, ca. 1400- 1750, edited with Richard Raiswell and David R. Winter (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018).

Satan and the Scots: The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland, c.1560-1700 (Routledge, 2016).


Recent Articles and Book Chapters

“Enemies of God?: Slander, Gender, and Witchcraft in the Scottish Parish,” The Scottish State: its Enemies and Victims, c. 1560-1700, eds. Martha McGill and Alasdair Raffe (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2024).

“‘She-Zealots and Satanesses’: Women, Patriarchy, and the Covenanting Movement,” in Gender and Identity in Scotland, 1200-1800: Power, Politics, and Faith, eds. Mairi Cowan, Janay Nugent, and Cathryn Spence (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2024).

“The Man Will Shame Me’: Women, Sex and Kirk Discipline in Cromwellian Scotland,” Scottish Church History, 51.2 (2022): 133–156.

“Exhortations and Expectations: Preaching about the Ideal Minister in Post-Reformation Scotland,” in The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland, eds. Chris R. Langley, Catherine E. McMillan and Russell Newton (Boydell & Brewer, 2021).

“Keeping the Covenant in Cromwellian Scotland,” Scottish Historical Review, October 2020.


Digital Humanities Project

I am also the co-director of Mapping the Scottish Reformation, a digital database and mapping tool to explore the careers of the Scottish clergy between 1560 and 1689.