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Susan Cogan

Susan Cogan

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 321J
IconPhone: (435) 797-1106


PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012

MA, Utah State University, 2001

BA, University of Minnesota, 1999

Susan M. Cogan is a social historian of late medieval and early modern England interested in Catholic and Protestant efforts at maintaining social concord during a period of deep social and religious change. Her research interests include the history of architecture and gardens, religion, and gender. Her article “Building the Badge of God: Architectural Representations of Persecution and Coexistence in post-Reformation England” appeared in the Archive for Reformation History vol. 107, in Oct 2016. Her current book projects are the monograph Kinship, Society, and Religious Coexistence in Early Modern England, and Sibling Relationships in Early Modern England (coedited with Rosemary O’Day). She is also co-PI for, a digital network-visualization tool in development. She offers undergraduate classes on medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern European history, Tokugawa Japan, and graduate courses in English paleography and environmental history.