Professor, History Department
Prof. Scott is a historian of early modern Europe, specializing in the Spanish Empire, the Reformations, and women’s and gender history. Her research has brought her to Navarre and the Basque Country over fifteen different times, and she has worked in over thirty different archives, collections, and libraries in Spain, France, and the US. She is currently working on several projects on early modern religious culture and the law, including an article on priests and bullfighting and another on priests and espionage during the Franco-Spanish War. Her book manuscript (under contract with Cornell University Press) examines the role of Basque women in mediating and negotiating religious reform in early modern Iberia. Over the next three years, as a co-recipient of a Naval Academy Volgenau Fellowship, she will be researching the Spanish Inquisition’s effectiveness in prosecuting sexual assault in Spain and Mexico during the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries.