Chair, Humanities, Associate Professor of History

  • Office: Carnegie Hall, room 2
  • Phone: (865) 981-8233

Nancy Locklin-Sofer is a specialist in pre-modern Europe, especially France.  Her areas of research include the history of women's roles in the family and the economy.  She is the author of Women’s Work and Identity in Eighteenth-century Brittany (Ashgate, 2007). Her most recent article was published at the end of 2011: “‘Til death parts us’: Women’s Domestic Partnerships in Eighteenth-Century Brittany,” Winter 2011 (volume 23, issue 4) in the Journal of Women’s History. Her current projects involve women’s property and inheritance rights and the social/emotional networks revealed in notarial contracts.

Dr. Locklin-Sofer teaches Ancient Western Civilization and Ancient World surveys. However, her favorite classes revolve around the themes of Ancient Rome, Medieval Love, Historical Mock Trials and Witch Hunts.  Maryville College is her dream job, allowing her to combine her love of research and teaching in a small, family-friendly community.

Dr. Locklin-Sofer created a witch hunt role-playing game for her Western Civ class and a Silk Road Trading game for Ancient World History. Feel free to check them both out and make comments or suggestions.