Cathryn Spence | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Cathryn Spence

U of G History Professor Cathryn Spence




About my research

My research examines the economic and social history of women and gender in late medieval and early modern Scotland. My research interests include urban and economic history, and the impact of gender and socioeconomic status when navigating economic relationships in early modern Western Europe.

How my research improves life

My research considers how women exerted power, both legally and economically. By better understanding the roles played by women in the past, we are better equipped to prepare for the future.