Rachel Small

About Rachel Small

I am a PhD student in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, studying under Dr. Ute Lotz-Heumann, Dr. Marjorie (Beth) Plummer, and Dr. Susan Karant-Nunn. In 2019-2020, I will be completing my dissertation research in Germany as a Fulbright IIE Student Scholar (Research). My dissertation examines the impact that natural disasters had on communities of religious co-existence, where both Protestants and Catholics lived amongst one another, in the early modern period (ca. 1520-1750). 

In 2016 I founded the UA History Department Journal, Footnotes: A Journal of History, and reamined one of the co-managing editors for the first three years of its publication. 

For more information, please email me. 

Research Interests

Natural disasters, envrionemntal history, religious history, religious tolerance and intolerance, gender, concepts of the self, space, sound and soundscapes in early modern Germany. 

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Rachel Small
PhD Student
Office: CHVZ 422
Office Hours: By appointment only


M.A. HIstory- San Francisco State University

B.A. History- St. Mary's College of California

Dissertation Title

In the Wake of Disaster: Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Modern Germany (1520-1720)

Courses Taught

Graduate Teaching Assistant: 

HIST477: Comparative Global Revolutions (Spring 2019, grader), Barefoot

HIST160B1: HIstory of Western Civilization from the Rise of Cities to the Counter Reformation (Fall 2018, grader), Plummer

HIST150C4: World HIstory 1500-Present (Spring 2018, discussion leader), Weiner

HIST349: History of Crime in America, Colonial to Modern (Fall 2017, grader), Key

HIST150C3: U.S. History since 1877 (Fall 2016, discussion leader), Steptoe

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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