Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Leyla Pavão Chisamore

MA Candidate
Early Modern Europe, Witchcraft and Heresy Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies



2019 | Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History & Art History, Queen’s University
2019 | Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Diversity, Department of Gender Studies, Queen’s University


Leyla Pavão Chisamore is an academic based in Kingston, Ontario. Her areas of interest include gender, sexuality, heresy, and witchcraft histories in late medieval/early modern periods, as well as contemporary feminist art and art historical practice. Chisamore is the former President of the Board of Directors at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Gallery Assistant Intern at Union Gallery, and Public Program Assistant at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre at Queen's University. She currently works at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre and with Kingston-based women’s art collective, GRIT, as a co-founding member. As a Masters of Arts candidate in the Department of History under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Collins, she will be researching inquisitorial trials, witchcraft, maleficium, and the gendered body during the witch-hunts of Essex, England in 1645-7 .


Chisamore, Leyla Pavão. "Contended Bodies: Witchcraft and Gender in the Early Modern Germanlands.” The Mirror 39, no. 1 (March 2019): 60-68. ISBN: 8800009556715