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Samantha Snively

PhD in Early Modern Literature, University of California, Davis

Samantha Snively writes about women's household manuscripts and knowledge-making in 17th century England. Her current project, "Making Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century England: Writing, Recipes, and Experimentation" investigates how experimentation was central to developing knowledge in early modern medicine, science, and law--and how women created networks for sharing knowledge even while being pushed out of professional institutions.

She has written research articles on Margaret Cavendish's household poetry and on Shakespeare's political allusions. She has written about research for The Billfold, The Recipes Project, and Gastro Obscura.


  • –present
    Graduate Student and Humanities Correspondent, University of California, Davis


  • 2013 
    Andrews University, BA, English Literature