Jill R Fehleison

Jill R Fehleison

Professor of History
Chairperson - History & Geography

BBA, MA, Texas Tech University; PhD, The Ohio State University

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HS 254Colonial Latin America   -   Spring 2017
HS 303Historiography and Historical Methods   -   Spring 2017
HS 326Witches and Werewolves in the Early Modern World (WS 326)   -   Fall 2016
HS 408Seminars in History   -   Fall 2016
WS 326Witches and Werewolves in the Early Modern World (HS 326)   -   Fall 2016


I teach a wide variety of courses including: the Renaissance, the Reformation, the history of the Witchcraft persecutions, Colonial Latin America and Medieval Europe. My research interests are in the area of Reformation Studies. I study Catholic and Protestant interactions, particularly in the Alpine region in and around Geneva. I have published a monograph and several articles on the Catholic diocese of Geneva. My current project focuses on religious polemics of the later Reformation, and how they created dialogues between Catholics and Protestants and helped maintain religious differences.

Selected Publications

Boundaries of Faith: Catholics and Protestants in the Diocese of Geneva. Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2010. Contributor to The Westminster Handbook to Theologies of the Reformation. ed. R. Ward Holder. Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. Review of Elaine Fulton’s Catholic Belief and Survival in Late Sixteenth-Century Vienna: The Case of Georg Eder (1523-87). Religious Studies Review 35.4 (2009). “Rules of Engagement: Catholics and Protestants in the Diocese of Geneva” In Randall Zachman, ed., John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. Review Article “The Huguenot Diaspora in the Anglophone World” in Eighteenth -Century Studies (Winter 2008).

Honors & Awards

Faculty Research Fellowship from the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies at Calvin College, 2010-11.