Beth Plummer

Associate Professor

Dr. Plummer is the Susan C. Karant Nunn Chair in Reformation and Early Modern European History and Associate Professor of History. She is the author of From Priest’s Whore to Pastor’s Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation (2012; pbk 2017), which won 2013 Sixteenth Century Studies and Conference Gerald Strauss Book Prize. She currently is working on a book-length studies on the experiences of nuns in the German-speaking portion of the Holy Roman Empire during the long Reformation. Her research focuses on the impact of early modern religious reform movements on family and gender roles, the changing legal definitions of social norms and religious identity, and on tolerance, intolerance, and coexistence in early modern Germany.