Department of History

Varner Hall, Room 415
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3510
fax: (248) 370-3528

Andrea Wenz

professional headshot of Andrea Wenz

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 412 Varner Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3527
Fax: (248) 370-3528
Email: [email protected]


2017 Ph.D. in History, Boston College
2010 M.A. in History, Boston College
2006 B.A. in History, State University of New York, College at Geneseo

Major Fields:

Early Modern Italy and Europe, Renaissance, Reformation


Andrea Wenz is an historian of Early Modern Europe, specializing in the history of early modern Italy and the Protestant Reformation. Her current book manuscript, Ochino’s Exile and the Composition of an International Reformation, examines the publications of the Italian Catholic preacher, Bernardino Ochino, turned Protestant reformer to explore how issues of exile and mobility facilitated religious change in the sixteenth century. She has presented her work at annual meetings of the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and the Society for Reformation Studies, which meets annually in Cambridge, England. In the summer of 2022, she had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the NEH Summer Seminar, “Printing and the Book During the Reformation, 1450-1650” at The Ohio State University. Professor Wenz enjoys teaching classes on the Reformation, the Renaissance, and early modern Italy, among other topics.



Ochino's Exile and the Composition of an International Reformation (manuscript in preparation).

Articles and Chapters

“The Discussion and Transmission of Reformed Religious Beliefs in Early Modern Siena.” In A Companion to Late Medieval and Early Modern Siena, eds. Santa Casciani and Heather Richardson Hayton (Leiden: Brill, 2021), 132-53.