Department Chair:
Renee Romano

Administrative Assistant:
Kathy King

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8520
Fax: 440 775 6910

Rice Hall 316
10 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30

Ellen Wurtzel, on Leave '16-'17

Ellen Wurtzel, on Leave '16-'17

Associate Professor of History

Contact Information


Rice 307
(440) 775-8528

Ellen Wurtzel

Ellen Wurtzel, on Leave '16-'17

Assistant Professor of History Ellen Wurtzel

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Duke University, 1992
  • Master of Science in Education, Bank Street College, 1995
  • Master of Arts, Columbia University 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 2007

Teaching Interests: Medieval and early modern Europe, especially social, political, and cultural formation of the West from 1000-1700 Research Interests: Urban and legal history, state development, and gender. Professor Wurtzel's book project is about the transformation of urban jurisdiction and space in the context of early modern state formation in the southern Low Countries.