About Kristen C. Howard
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Department of History, studying Early Modern Europe with a minor in Art History. My research interests lie in the social and cultural history of the early modern European religious reformations, particularly in France and Francophone Switzerland. My dissertation, "Child Welfare and l'Hôpital Général in Reformation Geneva, 1535-1570," focuses on the care and circulation of "unwanted" children (parentless, orphaned, and/or abandoned) in Reformation Geneva, many of whom came to live at the city's newly established Hôpital Général.
In 2014, I received an M.A. in History from the University of Arizona under the supervision of Drs. Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Ute Lotz-Heumann, and Pia F. Cuneo. In 2012, I received a B.A. in History from Washington State University under the supervision of Dr. Jesse Spohnholz.