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Johanna Luthman, Ph.D.

Johanna Luthman - 125x168 web profile
Title: Professor - History
Phone: 678-717-3566

Office: Strickland 217, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: British history (1500s and 1600s), Queen Elizabeth I of England, James I of England, history of women (1500s - 1800s), history of gender in Europe, history of love, sex, and marriage in Europe (1500s - 1800s), history of nobility (noblewomen)


Dr. Luthman focuses on the history of Early Modern Europe, specifically English history and the history of sex, love, and marriage. She is a native of Sweden, who has made Georgia her home long enough to say “y’all” regularly, without even thinking about it.

Courses Taught

Currently, Dr. Luthman teaches introductory world history surveys (HIST 1111, HIST 1112), introductory western history Surveys (HIST 1121, HIST 1122), and also a course on the history of love, sex, and marriage in the western world (HIST 2120). She will also teach upper level courses in her fields of Early Modern Europe and the history of love, sex, and marriage.


  • Ph.D., History, Emory University, 2004
  • M.S., History, Georgia State University, 1999
  • B.A., History, Georgia State University, 1997

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Luthman focuses on studying various aspects of the history of love, sex and marriage in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Currently, she is writing a biography of a seventeenth century English noblewoman, Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck.


“He Would Never Consent in his Heart”: Child Marriages in Early Modern England” in Journal of the History of Children and Youth (Spring 2013, v. 6: 293-313);  Love, Lust and License in Early Modern England: Illicit Sex and the Nobility (Ashgate, 2008). Both of these published as Johanna Rickman.

Work Experience

Dr. Luthman has worked at the University of North Georgia, since 2007.

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