My teaching and research focus on the following areas of interest:

Puritanism, Politics
English Revolution
History of print
History of Political Thought
History of Religion and the Reformation
Global History

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, History

Administrative Appointments

  • Professor, Stanford University (2018 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Stanford University . (2007 - 2018)
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford University (2002 - 2007)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Maryland (2000 - 2002)
  • Instructor/Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago (1998 - 2000)

Honors & Awards

  • Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars, American Council of Learned Societies (2011-2012)
  • 12-Month Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities (2007-2008)
  • Short-Term Fellowship, Huntington Library (2007)
  • John Ben Snow Prize, Honorable Mention, North American Conference on British Studies (2005)
  • Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship, Bibliographical Society of America (2004)
  • Schmidt Fellowship, University of Chicago (1998-2000)
  • W.M. Keck Foundation/Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library (1998)
  • Post-Enrollment Fellowship, A.W. Mellon (1997-1998)

Professional Education

  • Ph.D, Princeton University, Department of History. (1999)
  • A.B., Stanford University, History (1992)

2021-22 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • City on the Other Hill: The Plough Patent, the Company of Husbandmen, and a Radical Puritan Colonization Project NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY-A HISTORICAL REVIEW OF NEW ENGLAND LIFE AND LETTERS Como, D. R. 2019; 92 (3): 348–90
  • The Family of Love and the Making of English Revolutionary Religion: The Confession and "Conversions" of Giles Creech JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES Como, D. R. 2018; 48 (3): 553–61
  • Print, Censorship, and Ideological Escalation in the English Civil War JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES Como, D. R. 2012; 51 (4): 820-857

    View details for DOI 10.1086/666848

    View details for Web of Science ID 000310562100004

  • Modernity and the Glorious Revolution Colloquium on Steve Pincus, 1688: The First Modern Revolution Como, D., Weil, R., Pincus, S. 2010
  • Radical Puritanism, c. 1558-1660 The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism Como, D. edited by Coffey, J., Lim, P. Cambridge University Press. 2008
  • Review of "Religious Politics in Post-Reformation England: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Tyacke" by K. Fincham and P. Lake Renaissance Quarterly Como, D. 2008; 61
  • Secret printing, the crisis of 1640, and the origins of civil war radicalism PAST & PRESENT Como, D. R. 2007: 37-82
  • Print culture and the early Quakers. (Book Review) JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Como, D. 2007; 58 (1): 158-159
  • Politicians and pamphleteers: Propaganda during the English civil wars and interregnum. (Book Review) SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL Book Review Authored by: Como, D. R. 2006; 37 (3): 759-761
  • Anne Phoenix The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works, Series I, Printed Writings, 1500-1640 edited by Como, D. Ashgate Press. 2006; 5 (4)
  • An Unattributed Pamphlet of William Walwyn: New Light on the Prehistory of the Leveller Movement The Huntington Library Quarterly Como, D. 2006; 69
  • The burning of Edward Wightman: Puritanism, prelacy and the politics of Heresy in early modern England ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW Atherton, I., Como, D. 2005; 120 (489): 1215-1250

    View details for DOI 10.1093/ehr/cei330

    View details for Web of Science ID 000234437000002

  • Review of "The Precisianist Strain: Disciplinary Religion and the Antinomian Backlash in Puritanism to 1638" Journal of Ecclesiastical History Como, D. 2005; 56
  • Puritanism and its discontents. (Book Review) AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Como, D. 2004; 109 (4): 1196-1197
  • Blown by the Spirit: Puritanism and the Emergence of an Antinomian Underground in pre-Civil-War England Como, D. Stanford University Press. 2004
  • George Walker (c. 1582-1652) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Como, D. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • Eaton, John (1585-c.1631) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Como, D. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • Brereley, Roger (c. 1586-1637) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Como, D. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • Traske, John (c. 1582-1636) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Como, D. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • Boye, Rice (fl. 1629-1636) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Como, D. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • Legate, Bartholomew (c. 1565-1612) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Como, D. Oxford University Press. 2004
  • Predestination and political conflict in Laud's London HISTORICAL JOURNAL Como, D. R. 2003; 46 (2): 263-294
  • Apocalypse how? Baptist movements during the English revolution. (Book Review) JOURNAL OF PRESBYTERIAN HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Como, D. 2003; 81 (4): 277-278
  • Review of "The Church in an Age of Danger: Parsons and Parishioners, 1660- 1740" History: Reviews of New Books Como, D. 2001; 29
  • Puritans, Predestination and the Construction of Orthodoxy in Early Seventeenth Century England Conformity and Orthodoxy in the English Church, c. 1560-1642 Como, D. edited by Lake, P., Questier, M. The Boydell Press. 2000
  • Review of "Metropolitan Communities: Trade Guilds, Change, and Identity in Early Modern London" International Labor and Working-Class History Como, D. 2000; 57
  • 'Orthodoxy' and its discontents: Dispute settlement and the production of 'consensus' in the London (Puritan) 'underground' JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES Lake, P., Como, D. 2000; 39 (1): 34-70
  • Puritans, Antinomians and Laudians in Caroline London: The strange case of Peter Shaw and its contexts (The internal workings of so-called "radical divines" in the early seventeenth-century English underground) JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Lake, P., Como, D. 1999; 50 (4): 684-715
  • The Kingdom of England, the Kingdom of Traske and the Kingdom of Christ: The Persistence of Radical Puritanism in Early Stuart England Protestant Identities: Religion, Society, and Self-Fashioning in Post-Reformation England Como, D. edited by MacDonald, M., McClendon, M., Ward, J. Stanford University Press. 1999
  • Women, Prophecy and Authority in Early Stuart Puritanism The Huntington Library Quarterly Como, D. 1998; 61