Merry Wiesner-HanksMerry Wiesner-Hanks

Distinguished Professor

Office: Holton Hall, Room 342B
Phone: (414) 229-4529
Web Page:
Curriculum Vitae: pdf 81kb


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:

Early modern European and comparative history
History of women and gender
World history

Teaching Areas:

World history
European history
Women's and gender history
Methods and pedagogy

Courses Offered:

Hist 131: World History to 1500
Hist 241: European Women’s History, 1300-1750
Hist 600: Renaissance and Reformation; Gender and Colonialism
Hist 716: Professional and Pedagogical Issues in History

Other Activities:

Chair, Department of History
Senior Editor, Sixteenth Century Journal
Editor, Journal of Global History

Selected Publications

The Renaissance and Reformation: A History in Documents. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and their Worlds. London: Yale University Press, 2009.

Religious Transformations in the Early Modern World: A Brief Study with Documents. Bedford Series in History and Culture. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Books, 2009.

Forthcoming Publications:
Cambridge History of the World. 9 vols. Cambridge University Press. Editor-in-Chief, and also co-editor, with Benjamin Kedar, vol. 5: Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conquest, 500 CE-1500 CE.

A Concise History of the World. Cambridge University Press.

Editorial Work:
Journal of Global History, Editor (with William Clarence-Smith and Kenneth Pomeranz).