Amy M. Froide, Professor and Chair (Ph.D. Duke University)
Professor Froide teaches courses in British history and European Women’s History, focusing on the years 1500-1800. Her areas of expertise include social, economic, social, women’s, and gender history. She is the author of Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her other books include Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England (Oxford University Press, 2005) and Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), co-edited with Judith M. Bennett. Professor Froide has served as the book review editor for the Journal of British Studies, President of the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, and the founding Director of UMBC’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. She holds affiliate appointments in UMBC’s Gender and Women’s Studies program and the Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. program. She mentors Master’s degree students in both early modern British and European women’s history. Former students have gone on to Ph.D. programs in the U.S. and the U.K. She is the winner of the 2018 Regents’ Award for Teaching Excellence.
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