Jessica is a social and cultural historian of Europe and the early modern world interested in the ways in which social and religious groups on the margins influenced and contributed to politics and society across geographical borders. Her current research broadly concerns politics, diplomacy, and cultural exchange/transfer in early modern Europe through the prism of social and cultural history.
She has previously looked at gender and rulership within the Italian court of Ferrara and classifications of femininity in witchcraft.
She is also an associate of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies within the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies. You can find her online at academia.edu and on Twitter.