Andrea Wenz

Andrea Wenz


Office: Stokes Hall S352

Faculty Advisor: Sarah Ross

Dissertation: “Heresy and the Virgin Mary: The Protestant Reformation and Civic Identity in Early-Modern Siena”

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2015 (expected) Ph.D., Early Modern European History, Boston College
  • 2010 M.A., History, Boston College
  • 2006 B.A., summa cum laude, History, State University of New York, College at Geneseo


My primary field of study is Early Modern Europe with a specialization in Renaissance and Reformation Italy. Minor fields of interest include Early Modern Ireland, Famine-Era Ireland, and Early Modern Britain and the Atlantic World. My current research revolves around issues of civic identity and heresy in sixteenth-century Siena


  • Commenter, “The Last Thoughts of a Humanist in Late Renaissance Venice,” presented by Dr. Sarah Gwyneth Ross (Boston College) at Boston College, 13 April 2012.
  • Commenter, “When Europe Met Asia: Fashioning Textiles in the Early Modern World,” presented by Dr. Giorgio Riello (Warwick University) at Boston College, 1 April 2011.
  • Presenter, “Finding Empowerment in the Midst of Inequality: A Study of Chinese Women’s Roles in Imperial China,” presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at SUNY Geneseo, 8 April 2006.


  • University Research Fellowship, Boston College, 2012-2013
  • History Department Summer Research Fellowship, Boston College, 2011
  • M.A. Teaching Assistantship, Boston College, 2009-2010
  • Dr. Katherine Jay Beck Award for Most Outstanding Graduating Senior History Major, SUNY Geneseo, 2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa, SUNY Geneseo, 2006