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Senior Editors

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Merry Wiesner-Hanks
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of History
Milwaukee, WI  53201-0413

MERRY E. WIESNER-HANKS is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Along with bring the Senior Editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal, she is also an editor of the Journal of Global History, and the author or editor of twenty books and many articles that have appeared in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Chinese, Turkish, and Korean. These include Early Modern Europe 1450-1789 (Cambridge, 2nd ed. 2013), Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 3rd ed. 2008), Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World: Regulating Desire, Reforming Practice (Routledge, 2nd ed. 2010) and Gender in History: Global Perspectives  (Blackwell, 2nd ed. 2010). Her research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright and Guggenheim Foundations, among others. She has also written a number of innovative source books for use in the college classroom, including Discovering the Global Past:  A Look at the Evidence (Cengage, 4th edition 2011), a book for young adults, An Age of Voyages, 1350-1600 (Oxford, 2005), and a book for general readers, The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and their Worlds (Yale, 2009) the story of a family of extremely hairy people who lived in Europe in the late sixteenth century. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the forthcoming nine-volume Cambridge World History.

Patricia Phillippy
Kingston University London
Department of English Literature
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

PATRICIA PHILLIPPY is Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at the Kingston University of London. Her research is comparative and cross-disciplinary, and is centred on English and European literature and culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her special areas of interest include gender and women's writing, cultural genres, religion, and manuscript, print and material textualities. She is the author of many books and articles. These include The Writings of an English Sappho (ITER, 2011); Painting Women: Cosmetics, Canvases and Early Modern Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006); Women, Death and Literature in Post-Reformation England (Cambridge University Press, 2002); and Love's Remedies: Recantation and Renaissance Lyric (Buckness University Press, 1995).

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Line drawing of Medieval scholar. David M. Whitford
Baylor University
Department of Religion
Waco, TX 76706

DAVID M. WHITFORD is Professor of of Reformation Studies at Baylor University. He is the author or editor of a number of books including, A Reformation Life (Palgrave, 2014), The T&T Clark Guide to Reformation Theology, (T&T Clark, 2012), Luther: A Guide for the Perplexed, (T&T Clark, 2011), The Curse of Ham in the Early Modern Era (Ashgate, 2009), and Reformation and Early Modern Europe: A Guide to Research (TSUP, 2007). He has published articles in numerous collections and academic journals. He is currently looking at the ways in which the Reformation affected the reception of medieval preaching and biblical interpretation, especially around moral questions and the saints, including Mary Magdalene. 

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Associate Editor

Karen Nelson
University of Maryland, College Park
Department of English
College Park, MD 20742

KAREN NELSON is Associate Director of the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the editor of a number of books including, Conflict, Concord: Attending to Early Modern Women (Delaware, 2013) and Women, Writing, and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart Britain, with Jane Donawerth, Mary Burke, and Linda Dove (Syracuse, 2000). She has published articles in several collections and academic journals.

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Managing Editor

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Truman State University
Department of History
100 East Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Phone: (660) 785-4665
Fax: (660) 785-4337

KATHRYN M. BRAMMALL, Professor and Chair of History, has been at Truman State University since 1997. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Alberta and a PhD in Early Modern and Medieval British History from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She has held postdoctoral fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada. She is the author of articles in cultural history and history of science and served as Managing Editor of A Global Enclyclopedia of Historical Writing (Garland Publishing, 1998). She is currently investigating the rhetoric of monstrosity in England and North America in the period between 1550 and 1660. Her teaching interests include medieval and early modern Europe and England, the history of women, and the history of science.

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Book Review Editors

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Book Review Editor, Sixteenth Century Journal

Professor of History
Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153 USA
Phone: (540) 375-2202
Fax: (540) 375-2577

GARY G. GIBBS is Professor of History at Roanoke College. His BA and MA are from the University of Florida, and his PhD from The University of Virginia. He studies the culture, religion, and society of Tudor England and has publications on child marriage, parish culture, the diary of Henry Machyn, and Arthur Golding's translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses (1567).

WHITNEY A. M. LEESON is Professor of History at Roanoke College. She earned her BA at William & Mary, and her MA and PhD at the University of Virginia. She was awarded the prestigious Wenner-Gren Fellowship and studies late medieval and early modern French culture. She has publications dealing with onomastics, repenties, and issues of cross-cultural contact.   

JAMES M. OGIER is Professor of German and Linguistics at Roanoke College. He holds the MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in the German and Scandinavian Middle Ages. His publications center on Oswald von Wolkenstein and medieval uses of astronomy.

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Copy & Production Editor

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Editorial Committee

Marc R. Forster, Connecticut College
Luba Freedman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michael F. Graham, University of Akron
Paul Hammer, University of Colorado
Scott H. Hendrix, Princeton Theological Seminary
Christine J. Kooi, Louisiana State University
Elsie McKee, Princeton Theological Seminary
R. Emmet McLaughlin, Villanova University
Raymond A. Mentzer, University of Iowa
Charles G. Nauert, Jr., University of Missouri, Columbia
Michael O’Connell, University of California, Santa Barbara
Allyson Poska, University of Mary Washington
Marian Rothstein, Carthage College
Winfried Schleiner, University of California, Davis
Ethan H. Shagan, University of California, Berkeley
Larry Silver, University of Pennsylvania

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