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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.
Constructing the Martyred Irish Body: John Temple and the Manipulations of Memory,” in The Body in Pain, ed. Fionnuala Dillane (Palgrave Macmilan, 2017).
 “’Realms so barbarous and cruell’: Writing Violence in Eary Modern Ireland and England. History 99 (2014): 487-504.
“’The Odious Demon from across the Sea’: Oliver Cromwell, Memory and the Dislocations of Ireland,” in Memory before Modernity: Memory Cultures in Early Modern Europe, eds. Judith Pollmann et al (Leiden: Brill, 2014): 149-164.

 “Martyrdom and the Court of Law: Interrogations and Legal Rhetoric in the Making of Early Modern English Martyrs,” Mortality 19 (2014): 134-150.
“The Garden of Anguish: Gethsemane in Early Modern England,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 65 (2014): 280-308.
“Jan Luyken, the Martyrs Mirror, and the Iconography of Suffering,” Mennonite Quarterly Review 65 (July, 2011), pp. 441-476.