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About David Y. Neufeld
Dr. David Y. Neufeld is a historian of religion, culture, and daily life in the early modern world, with a particular focus on the history of German-speaking lands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In his current book project, Neufeld explores how the maintenance of alternative cultures by religious minorities shaped their ability to coexist with members of a dominant majority, using later Swiss Anabaptism as a case study. He also explores how archival practices have shaped historiographical characterizations of early modern Anabaptist separateness. Neufeld earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2018. He has held grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Society for Reformation Research, and the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany. Neufeld is the Assistant Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at the University of Arizona.