Personal Statement:

My dissertation is titled “The Demonological Republic of Letters: Judges, Lawyers, Elites, and Demonologists in Early Modern Europe”. In particular, I am interested in how religious beliefs influenced political associations and conceptions of the supernatural. My dissertation research focuses on several demonological treatises published by judges, and explores how they used these writings to present a particular version of themselves to their communities. This research includes cases of demonic possession and witchcraft in early modern France, Scotland, and the French Atlantic.