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Jennifer Welsh, Ph.D.

Term Assistant Professor of History 
Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences


Whitehead Bldg 208, Juneau Campus



  • Ph.D., History, Duke University (2009)
  • M.A., Duke University, History (2004) Winter
  • M.A., Cornell University, Medieval Studies (2000)
  • B.A., History, German, and International Studies University of Richmond (1995)


European writings about Japan; early modern women's education


The Cult of St. Anne in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Sanctity in Global Perspective Series (New York, NY: Routledge, 2017)

“Knocking on the “Outer Door”: The Ryukyu Kingdom, Western Imagination, and Perry’s Expedition” Japan Studies Association Journal 16 (2018)

“Martin Luther and the Saints,” “Anna Bijns,” “Caritas Pirckheimer,” “Ursula von Münsterberg,” and “Florentina von Oberweimar,” in Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017)


Sixteenth Century Society, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender, American Academy of Religion, Japan Studies Association

Courses Taught:

  • HIST 106 World History II
  • HIST 300: Historiography and Historical Methods
  • HIST 375: Special Topics: Pacific Worlds
  • HIST 375: History of Japan
  • HIST 380: History of Gender and Sexuality
  • HIST 390/ANTH 390: Archives and Museums Theory and Practice


MWF, 10:45-11:45 and by appointment


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