ABRAY, JANE Contact Areas of Interest
portrait Department of History Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George Street Toronto, ON  M5S 3G3 t: 416-978-8484 f: 416-978-3963 e: jane.abray@utoronto.ca
  • Sixteenth century Strasbourg
  • Reformation history
  • Gender issues in early modern Europe


Jane Abray teaches in the Department of History and has been cross appointed into the Department of for the Study of Religion. She completed her BA in Western, MA in Mc Master  and MPhil and PhD at Yale University. She is a specialist in early modern European history, working primarily in the fields of Reformation history and gender history in Western Europe. She has published on church and state and lay piety in reformation Strasbourg and is currently exploring issues in the history of masculinity in sixteenth century France and England.  She prepares students for research in comparative early modern women’s history and general early modern history.

Selected publications

“Confession, Conscience and Honour: The Limits of Magisterial Tolerance in Reformation Strasbourg” (1996) “Imagining the Masculine: Christine de Pizan’s Hector, Prince of Troy” (2004).