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Mack, Phyllis

altProfessor Emeritus (at Rutgers 1972-2015)






Ph.D., Cornell University

M.A., San Francisco State College

B.A., Barnard College

Research Interests

Women's history, history of religion, early modern European history. Professor Mack is completing a book on 18th century popular religion in England, focusing on gender, selfhood, and spirituality.

Biographical Notes

Professor Mack is interested in 17th-18th century popular religion and gender in England and America. She is the author of Visionary women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England (1992), which won the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize in 1993. Besides articles in referred journals and several book chapters, Professor Mack has edited the volume entitled In God's Name: Genocide and Religion in the Twentieth Century, co-edited with Omer Bartov (2001). Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment: Gender and emotion in early Methodism was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Warren Susmann Teaching Award
  • Berkshire Prize: best woman's history book
  • Selected Publications
  • Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in 17th Century England*
  • In God's Name: Genocide and Religion in the 20th Century* co-edited with Omer Bartov

Courses Offered


  • 510:253 Witchcraft and Magic
  • 988:350 (cross-listed) Gender and Spirituality
  • 506:373 History of Jewish Women
  • 510:350 The Enlightenment


  • PDR
  • 510:549, 550 Seminar in Women's History
  • 510:539 Colloquium in Women's History

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • Society for Early Modern Women


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