Theresa M. Earenfight, PhD

Theresa Earenfight, PhD

PhD, Medieval and Early Modern History

Professor Emerita

Theresa Earenfight CV (PDF)


My research and teaching focuses on questions of women and power, authority, and agency. I focus specifically on queens and queenship and am currently finishing a book on Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII of England. In this book, tentatively entitled Portraits of Catherine, is not a conventional academic study nor a biography, and it uses material culture in the form of clothing and shoes she wore, books she commissioned and read, paintings and objects of art that she owned to get a richer sense of who she was.