Department Chair of History
Dr. Fregulia earned her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno (2007) in Renaissance Italian History. Her research focuses on merchants and material, cultural, and social exchanges between early modern Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as on the role of gender in the history of Mediterranean exchanges. In addition, she holds a Masters Degree in Middle East Area Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and continues to actively pursue research in the history of the Middle East and Islam. Dr. Fregulia's research takes her to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean.
Outside of work, she most enjoys time with family and friends, hiking and enjoying the gifts of nature, and really good food.
Where in the world...?
My research and academic interests take me to Italy and around the Eastern Mediterranean. I love this part of my job, and bring my passion to the classroom.
When not at Carroll College, I can be found around the US and around the world spending time with the people who are important to me, in my kitchen recreating a culinary discovery, outside hiking and enjoying the gifts of nature, or curled up with a book. When the winter arrives look for me on the ski slopes trying, unsuccessfully, to keep up with my daughter.
History is told in many voices. If we listen carefully we can hear kings and washerwomen, humanists, artists, merchants, and many others all with a story to tell. Join me as we read, write, discuss, and reflect on why history matters.
I love being at Carroll because I can be both a teacher and a scholar. The students here are my greatest inspiration- they challenge me every day to be better in the classroom and in my intellectual life. Here at Carroll, faculty and students engage together as scholars, sharing ideas, perspectives, and insights.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeanette Fregulia
I loved learning and going to class so much, I am still doing it! Just ask my daughter. Originally from northern California, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, a Master of Arts degree in Middle East Area Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance History from the University of Nevada, Reno. Read More
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. Monograph, A Rich and Tantalizing Brew (2019, University of Arkansas Press)
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. “Stories Worth Telling: Women and Business in Early Modern Milan.” Early Modern Women, an Interdisciplinary Journal vol. 10.1 (Fall2015), pp
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. Book Review. Bartolomeo Marchionni “Homem de grossa fazend” (ca. 1450–1530): Un mercante fiorentino a Lisbona e l’Impero portoghese. Francesco Guidi Bruscoli. Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2014. For Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 68, No. 3 (Fall 2015), pp. 1063-1065
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. Book Review, Reorienting the East, Jewish Travelers in the Medieval Muslim World. Martin Jacobs, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. For Appositions: Studies in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture (Fall 2015)
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. "Beyond the Arab Spring." Carroll Magazine (Spring 2013).
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. Book Review, Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression. Ida Lichter. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2009. For, Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Book Notes (April 2012)
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. and Samuel Stanton. "Ethnic and Religious Dimensions of the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle." Drawing a Line the Sea: The Gaza Flotilla Incident and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Edited by Tom Copeland, with Alethia H. Cook and Lisa M. McCartan. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books (2011)
- Fregulia, Jeanette M., "Hortensia". Encyclopedia of the History of Feminist Thought. Tiffany K. Wayne, ed. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO (October 2011)
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. "Radegund." Encyclopedia of the History of Feminist Thought. Tiffany K. Wayne, ed. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO (October 2011)
- Fregulia, Jeanette M. "Widows, Legal Rights, and the Mercantile Economy of Early Modern Milan." Early Modern Women, an Interdisciplinary Journal, vol 3 (2008)
- Review Editor, H-Italy, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Awards and Fellowships:
- May/June 2010, Academic Fellowship, "Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism", Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Summer 2009, Jerry Berberet Summer Research and Writing Grant
- 2008-Present, Faculty Development Grants, Carroll College
- 2006-2007, Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
- 2005-2006, Non-Doctoral Research Grant, Renaissance Society of America, Milan, Italy.
- Summer 2005, Mellon Summer Institute for Italian Paleography, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL.