Academic Appointments


  • Associate Professor, History

Administrative Appointments


  • Director of Graduate Teaching, History Department, Stanford University (2014 - 2017)

Program Affiliations


  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Professional Education


  • Advanced Studies Diploma, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County, VA (1992)
  • BA, Reed College, Portland, OR, History (1996)
  • MA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, History (2001)
  • PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, History (2006)

2018-19 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Demetrius Loufas, Rachel Midura, Murphy Temple, Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein
  • Orals Evaluator
    Demetrius Loufas, Rachel Midura, Julia Roever

All Publications


  • Prelude: Early witch-hunting in Germany and Switzerland Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft Stokes, L. 2009; 4 (1): 54-61
  • The Executioner's Journal: Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg (Book Review) JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Stokes, L. 2018; 90 (3): 721–22

    View details for DOI 10.1086/698805

    View details for Web of Science ID 000442317500038

  • Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland. (Book Review) AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Stokes, L. 2013; 118 (2): 614-615
  • Von der Häresie zur Hexerei: "Wirkliche" und imaginare Sekten im Spätmittelalter Speculum Stokes, L. 2012; 87 (02): 617 - 619
  • The Scourge of Demons: Possession, Lust, and Witchcraft in a Seventeenth-Century Italian Convent (Book Review) The American Historical Review Stokes, L. 2011; 45 (2): 547-549
  • The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village (Book Review) Law and History Review Stokes, L. 2010; 28 (2): 531 - 533
  • The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe: Culture, Cognition, and Everyday Life (Book Review) JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY Book Review Authored by: Stokes, L. 2010; 40 (3): 444-445
  • Mit dem Teufel im Bund Epoc. Das Magazin für Archäologie und Geschichte Stokes, L. 2010
  • Ehegerichtsbarkeit im Bistum Regensburg (1480-1538) The Sixteenth Century Journal Stokes, L. 2006; 37 (4): 1092-1094