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Dr. Lara Apps




  • PhD History (University of Alberta, 2006)
  • M.A. History (University of Alberta, 2000)
  • B.A. History (University of Calgary, 1994)


I joined AU in 2006, after leaving my job as the Graduate Student Ombuds Officer at the University of Alberta in order to be a 'work at home' mom. I have had various interesting jobs, including working as a contract conciliator and investigator for the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission. My interests are quite broad, but I specialize in topics related to early modern Europe and Britain, particularly witchcraft and atheism. I have taught Renaissance and early modern History at Concordia University and also teach various Religious Studies courses at the University of Alberta.



Lara Apps and Andrew Gow. Male Witches in Early Modern Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003.

Articles and Conference Proceedings

“Anarchism and Religion.” Co-authored with Dr. Alex Christoyannopoulos. To be published by Brill in 2016 in A Companion to Anarchist Philosophy, ed. Nathan Jun.

“The Judgment of God: Using Suicide to Combat Atheism.” In Religion and Cultural Mediation in Early Modernity, eds. Torrance Kirby and Matthew Milner, Cambridge Scholars Press (in press).

“Motive Hunting in the Case of Richard Hathaway.” In Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural 1, no.1 (2012): 72-99.

Updated November 17 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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