My research interests lie in the field of early modern Christianity (especially Catholicism in 17th- and 18th-century France) and its intersection with politics and the law. My current project focuses on conflicts over spiritual jurisdiction and authority within the Gallican Church, specifically with regard to the places and roles that female religious on the one hand and bishops on the other hand occupied in the ecclesiastical hierarchy.

  • Early modern Europe; religious history


  • MA - University of Munich (2015)
  • BA - University of Munich (2012)

Selected Publications:

  • “La suppression de cinq paroisses à Tours (1777-1782). Un exemple de rationalité administrative au siècle des Lumières,” Dix-Huitième Siècle 46 (2014): 673-93.

Courses Taught as TA:

  • History 119 - The Making of Modern Europe, 1500-1815

Kilian Harrer

Kilian Harrer

Suzanne Desan