Margaret Brennan

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
810 S. Wright St.
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Europe
  • Reformation History
  • Atlantic History
  • Early America

Research Description

My dissertation project, "Religious Convictions in the Early Atlantic World, 1650-1750" (working) looks at the transportation of convicts, banishment of religious dissenters, and settlement of German-speaking refugees in the British North American colonies. 


  • MPhil - Trinity College Dublin, 2011
  • BA - Transylvania University, 2009


  • INTERSECT Fellowship: Cultures of Law in Global Contexts, 2015-16
  • George Mason University Institute for Humane Studies Conference and Research Grant, 2014
  • Quadrangle Historical Research Foundation German Script Course Award, 2014