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Naomi Makowska


Naomi Makowska is a third-year Ph.D. candidate studying women in early modern Italy. Her dissertation focuses on gender, material culture, and the Inquisition in Northern Italy during the 16th and 17th centuries under the supervision of Drs. Nancy E. van Deusen and Federica Francesconi (University at Albany, State University of New York). Her research interests include: gender history; history of sex and sexualities; history of religion; legal history; material culture studies. 

Selected Publications


  • Document: "A rabbi compares Christianity and Judaism (1641)." In Global Reformations Sourcebook: Convergence, Conversion, and Conflict in Early Modern Religious Encounters, edited by Nicholas Terpstra, 76-77. London and New York: Routledge, 2021. 

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.