Sharon Arnoult has over twenty years’ experience teaching history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, having served on the faculty at Texas State and Midwestern State universities. As an historian, Sharon specializes in the English Reformation, with a focus on two areas: the role of the Book of Common Prayer in developing English religious identity, and women in the Reformation-era English church. She is the author of several articles, including “The Sovereignties of Body and Soul: Women’s Political and Religious Actions in the English Civil War,” in Women and Sovereignty, Louise Olga Fradenburg, ed., (1991); “‘Spiritual and Sacred Publique Actions’: The Book of Common Prayer and the Understanding of Worship in the Elizabethan and Jacobean Church of England,” in Religion and the English People, 1500-1640: New Voices, New Perspectives, Eric J. Carlson, ed., (1998); “ ‘Some Improvement to their Spiritual and Eternal State: Women’s Prayers in the Seventeenth-Century Church of England,” in Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters, Julie Campbell, Anne Larson and Gabriella Eschrich, eds., (2009); and “Prayer Book, Polemic and Performance,” in Negotiating Jacobean Print Culture, A. P. Langman, ed., (2011). Her most recent article, “The Failure of Godly Womanhood: Religious and Gender Identity in the Life of Lady Elizabeth Delaval” in Women during the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity, Julie A. Chappell and Kaley A. Kramer, eds., will be published in November, 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan.
B.A., M.A., and PhD, The University of Texas at Austin.