Courtney MacPhee is a PhD candidate in History at Stanford University where she studies British history from the 15th century to the present under the guidance of David Como. Her research focuses primarily on religious and political history of the English Revolution, particularly ideas of apocalypticism and millenarianism, radical Puritan communities in the Atlantic world, and religious justifications for the early British empire. In her work, she has investigated the political and extra-legal uses of the London Bridewell, itinerant preachers in the southwest English countryside, and apocalyptic eschatology. Her dissertation (in the works) is titled "Imperial Apocalypse: Millenarian Visions for the British Atlantic World, c. 1640-1660," and examines the imperial implications of sectarian reformation plans during the late 1640s and 1650s.
Prior to her time at Stanford, she received an MA in History with a concentration in Museum Studies from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA under the guidance of Lori Anne Ferrell.