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Sean F. Dunwoody

Associate Professor

History; Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


Sean Dunwoody is a historian of early modern Europe, with a research specialization in the German-speaking lands (Holy Roman Empire) in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century. His current book project examines the role played by religious and political emotions in securing and challenging peaceful coexistence between Protestants and Catholics in the imperial city of Augsburg in the later sixteenth century.


  • PhD, MA, University of Chicago
  • MA, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit├Ąt Bonn

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Europe, German lands/Holy Roman Empire
  • Religious history
  • History and social theory

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