About Samantha Goodrich
I am a first year PhD student specializing in comparative history between early modern Europe and the Ottoman Empire. I am from the Rio Rancho/Albuquerque area and received my BA and MA in history from the University of New Mexico. I am specifically interested in the Germanies and the Ottoman Empire, and Muslim/Christian relations. My main focus is on the 16th century, especially in relation to sovereigns Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Ottoman Sultan Suleyman. I plan to continue studying and researching the ways in which these two rulers utilized propaganda, rhetoric, regalia, religion, processions, and titulature to exert their authority and power.