Michelle D. Brock Associate Professor of History

Michelle D. Brock

Newcomb 316
Curriculum Vitae


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


Religious beliefs and identities in early modern Scotland, demonology and witchcraft


Histories of the supernatural (the devil, witches, and ghosts), British and Atlantic history, the Reformation, early modern Europe, history of poverty

Selected Publications


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)

Articles and Book Chapters

“Fallen Spirits and Divine Grace: The Supernatural in Early Modern Scottish Sermons,” in The Supernatural in Early Modern Scotland, eds. Julian Goodare and Martha McGill (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2019).

“Plague, Covenants, and Confession: The Strange Case of Ayr, 1647-8,” Scottish Historical Review, 97:2 (2018): 2, 129-152.

“Internalizing the Demonic: Satan and the Self in Early Modern Scottish Piety,” The Journal of British Studies, 54:1 (2015): 23-43.