Nebraska Authors

Amy Nelson Burnett

Born 1957

Amy Nelson Burnett is a specialist in early modern European history. She is the wife of Jewish History professor Stephen Burnett, also at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Places Lived

Madison, WI
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Reformation; Eucharist Controversies; Religious History


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, 1979, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Arts Degree in History, 1984, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. in History, 1989, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Policy Analyst, Wisconsin State Legislature, Madison, WI (1980-1981)
Lecturer in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989)
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1989-1995)
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1995-2006)
Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2006 - current)

Places Worked

Wisconsin State Legislature, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Paula and D.B. Varner University Professor of History
Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History, 1996
College Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999
Gerald Strauss Prize of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, 2006
Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007
2011 College Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activities in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Omicron Delta Sigma, Economics Honor Society


The Yoke of Christ: Martin Bucer and Christian Discipline. 1994.
Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and their Message in Basel, 1529-1629. 2006.
Making Teaching and Learning Visible: Course Portfolios and the Peer Review of Teaching. with Daniel Bernstein, Amy Goodburn and Paul Savory, 2006.
Inquiry into the College Classroom: A Journey Towards Scholarly Teaching. with Amy Goodburn and Paul Savory, 2007.
Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Controversy: A Study in the Circulation of Ideas. 2011.
The Eucharistic Pamphlets of Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt. Translator and Editor, 2011.
Politics, Gender, and Belief: The Long-Term Impact of the Reformation. Essays in Memory of Robert M. Kingdon. with Kathleen Comerford and Karin Maag, 2014.

Has published many articles in scholarly journals and books

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