Dr. Karen Bruhn

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Dr. Karen Bruhn
Dean's Fellow and Honors Faculty Fellow

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Karen Bruhn, a Principal Lecturer in Barrett, earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her field is late medieval and early modern European religious development, with an emphasis in Tudor and Jacobean England.  Recently, she has published articles on how England turned from Roman Catholicism to Protestantism during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and her current research centers on how the Protestant and Catholic disputes figure in the plays of Shakespeare. That research forms the core of her class “Religion and Culture in Shakespeare’s England”, which has been part of the curriculum in the London, Dublin and Edinburgh Study Abroad Program. She also has developed and taught classes on late ancient religion in the Barrett Greece and Italy Summer Abroad Program.  She is on the Graduate Faculty in both History and Religious Studies, and is a faculty affiliate for the ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies).  In 2006, she received the inaugural Barrett Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2010, she received the Barrett Award for Excellence in Service.   In 2012, the ASU Alumni Association presented Dr. Bruhn with the Founders Day Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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