Posted by Toyuwa Harris Newton on Oct 04, 2018
Nancy L. Schultz, Ph.D. is a professor in the English Department at Salem State University with a specialty in American Studies.
left to right rotarian Dan Cahill, Nancy Schultz
Her work interrogates the intersection of literature, history, and religion, and she has written two books on early nineteenth century American history, Fire and Roses: the Burning of the Charlestown Convent 1834 and Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure that Shocked Washington City. She has also done work in the local history of Salem, Massachusetts, and edited a book called Salem: Place, Myth, and Memory, now in its second edition (2015).  In addition to her six books, she has published essays in a range of venues, and has presented her work at internationally and around the United States.  Last spring, she was a visiting professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where she taught a course on the Salem Witch Trials, and a course on Harriet Beecher Stowe, race, and slavery.