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Jill R Fehleison

Professor of History

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


HS 254

Colonial Latin America - Fall 2019

HS 303

Historiography - Fall 2019

HS 524

Approaches to World History - Summer I 2019



Phone Number

203 582-8558

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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.