Dr. Holly Hurlburt earned her Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2000 and came to SIU in the same year. She teaches courses on Early Modern Europe and Women, Gender, and Sexuality, as well as world history and the history of food. Her research focuses on women, gender, and power in early modern Venice and the larger Mediterranean region.
She has published two books: The Dogaressa of Venice, Wife and Icon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and Daughter of Venice: Caterina Corner, Queen of Cyprus and Woman of the Renaissance (Yale University Press, 2015). In 2007-08 she was the recipient of a year-long fellowship at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies. In March-April, 2017 she will be a short-term fellow at the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago.