Research Assistant Professor of History
Vanderbilt University, and the Department of History, welcomes Professor Downs beginning January 3, 2018.
Jordan Downs works on popular politics and religion in early modern England and Europe. Specifically, his recent work has attempted to delineate leading factors behind London's mobilization during the English Civil War by exploring print and manuscript materials from more than two dozen British and American archives.
Downs has published on print, political providentialism, and violence, "The Curse of Meroz and the English Civil War," HJ 57:2 (2014), and he is currently working on two articles and a book project that stem from his broader research on 1640s London.