Jennifer McNabb

Department Head and Professor of History

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Jennifer McNabb

Department Head and Professor of History


Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003

M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1996

B.A., Adrian College, 1994

Teaching Interests

Professor McNabb teaches courses in medieval and early modern European history and the history of England as well as courses in UNIFI, UNI’s general education program. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate seminars on the history of witchcraft in Europe and America. Her teaching has garnered her teaching awards at multiple institutions.

Research Interests

Professor McNabb is a scholar of early modern England, and her research focuses on the legal and social processes of courtship and marriage during the long Reformation. Her scholarship includes publications by The Sixteenth Century Journal and Women’s History, and chapters in books published by Routledge and Amsterdam University Press on early modern women and religion. She is currently working on a book on medieval England for the University of Toronto Press. 

Her work in Renaissance and Reformation Europe led to the release of a 48-lecture course with the Wondrium/The Teaching Company’s Great Courses titled “Renaissance: The Transformation of the West” (2018) and a second course titled “Sex in the Middle Ages” (2023)She has also recorded two Great Courses audio courses with, "Witchcraft in the Western Tradition" (2020) and "Sex, Love, and Marriage in Medieval and Early Modern Europe" (2021).