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Sarah Covington
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Queens College
Phone: (718) 997-5393
Room Number: 5402
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD in History at the Graduate Center
Research Interests: Early Modern Britain and Ireland


Sarah Covington is Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, as well as director of the QC Irish Studies program and Book Review Editor of the Renaissance Quarterly. Specializing in early modern England and Ireland, she has published two books: The Trail of Martyrdom: Persecution and Resistance in Sixteenth-Century England (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004) and Wounds, Flesh, and Metaphor in Seventeenth-Century England (Palgrave-McMillan, 2009), in addition to over twenty-five articles for journals and collections, including the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, Albion, Book History, Reformation, the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, History, and Mortality. She is currently working on two book projects: the first is a monograph that traces Oliver Cromwell and memory in the Irish historical, literary and folkloric imagination over three centuries. The second book will examine theological and literary reinterpretations of problematic biblical characters and episodes (Judas, Gethsemane) in the wake of the sixteenth-century reformation. She is also co-editor of two forthcoming collections: Early Modern Ireland: Sources, Methods, and Perspectives; and Explorations in Protestant Aesthetics