Courtney MacPhee

PhD Candidate in History
Former Coordinator for CMEMS
M.A., Claremont Graduate University (2020)

I am a 4th year PhD candidate in History under the guidance of David Como. I focus on religious and cultural history of early modern Britain and am particularly interested in ideas of apocalypticism, millenarianism in the English Civil Wars and Revolution, radical Puritan communities in the Atlantic world, and religious justifications for the early British empire.

Prior to my time here at Stanford, I received my MA in History with a concentration in Museum Studies from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA under the guidance of Lori Anne Ferrell. My master's thesis is titled "I will write of Cornwall, Cornhell in the West": Prophecy, Itinerancy, and Anna Trapnel's Struggle with Cromwellian Authorities.



Fields of Interest

Early Modern Radicalism; Early Modern England; Empire; Reformation; English Civil Wars; Popular Politics; Millenarianism; Political Exegesis