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Susan Wabuda

Susan WabudaProfessor of History
Office: Dealy Hall 623
Phone: 718-817-3945


PhD, Cambridge University (1992), working under the supervision of Patrick Collinson, Regius Professor of Modern History. Thesis: “The Provision of Preaching during the Early English Reformation, with Special Reference to Itineration, c. 1530-1547”.

MA, Wesleyan University (1980), working under the supervision of Stephen D. White. Thesis: “Anne Askew (c. 1520-1546): A Study of Women and Religious Dissent in England”.

BA, Southern Connecticut State (1979), magna cum laude.


Susan Wabuda was born in Connecticut. She received her BA from Southern Connecticut State, and her MA from Wesleyan University, where she wrote her master’s thesis on the sixteenth century Protestant heretic Anne Askew. At The Institute of Historical Research in London in the mid 1980s, she was directed by the late Professor A. G. Dickens. At Cambridge University, she worked under the direction of Patrick Collinson, Regius Professor of Modern History. Her doctoral thesis was on itinerant preaching during the English Reformation.

Dr. Wabuda was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1999.

Research Interests and Latest Publications

Professor Wabuda specializes in ecclesiastical and social history in the early modern period. She is the author of numerous works on the history of the Reformation in England, including Thomas Cranmer (Routledge, 2017), and Preaching during the English Reformation (Cambridge University Press, 2002).  Her most recent writings include a chapter titled “Anne Askew” which has appeared in Reformation Reputations, edited by David Crankshaw and George Gross (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).  Her latest book is a volume that she co-edited with John F. McDiarmid: The Cambridge Connection in Tudor England: Humanism, Reform, Rhetoric, and Politics (St Andrew’s Studies in Reformation History series, Brill, 2021).

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

HSRU 3411 - Tudor and Stuart England

HSRU 3412 - Reformation England

HSRU 3414 - Cabbages and Kings

HSRU 3415 - European Women 1500-1800

HSRU 3416 - European Women 1800-2000

HSRU 4400 - SEMINAR: England 1480-1689

HSRU 4405 - SEMINAR: Magic and Witches

HSRU 4410 - SEMINAR: Early Modern Urban Life

Graduate Courses:

HSGA 6507 - Early Modern Family and Women

HSGA 6305 - English Reformation

HSGA 5002 - Advanced Readings: Early Modern History

Curriculum Vitae