Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History
After completing an A.B. from Tufts University, Margo Todd earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University. She teaches courses on British history, the history of religion in early modern Europe and Anglo-America, and intellectual and cultural history.
Todd is the author of Christian Humanism and the Puritan Social Order, Reformation to Revolution: Politics and Religion in Early Modern England, and The Culture of Protestantism in Early Modern Scotland, which received the Longman History Today Prize for book of the year. She recently completed articles on the theological disputes at the Dutch Synod of Dort, the Scottish bishop William Cowper, and parochial education in post-Reformation Scotland. The latter will appear in an upcoming Review of Scottish Culture.
Todd’s latest research project explores the history of the royal burgh of Perth in the 16th and 17th centuries. She has received numerous honors for her research on early modern English and Scottish history and the culture of reformed Protestantism in Britain and early America, including a Royal Historical Society Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship, and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship.