Susan Cogan

History

Assistant Professor


Susan Cogan

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 321J
Phone: (435) 797-1106
Email: susan.cogan@usu.edu
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Educational Background

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012

MA, Utah State University, 2001

BA, University of Minnesota, 1999

Biography

Susan M. Cogan is an historian of late medieval and early modern England. Her research interests include the history of architecture and gardens, religion, and gender. She has published articles on the built environment, gender, mobility, and English Catholic gentry and nobility. Her book, Catholic Social Networks in Early Modern England: Kinship, Gender, and Coexistence, was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2021. Current projects include Landscape and Power in the Early Modern British Atlantic, Sibling Relationships in Early Modern England (coedited with Prof. Rosemary O'Day), and Nanohistory.org, a digital network-visualization tool in development. Cogan's research has been supported by the Smithsonian Institution, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Huntington Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. She offers undergraduate classes on medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern European history, Tokugawa Japan, and graduate courses in English paleography and environmental history.