Nere Jone Intxaustegi Jauregi is a PhD student in Early Modern History at the University of the Basque Country (Spain).

Her dissertation project (started in 2012) has the title The female conventual life in the Basque Country: the Poor Clares in Biscay during the Modern Ages. The aim is to explore the Poor Clares in Biscay: their history, their economy, the role played both by the women in those convents and the religion in the 16th – 18th society. The project focuses on women and on religiosity.

The PhD Candidate has already stayed and taken courses in different universities. So, she has been in Uppsala (Sweden), Cambridge (UK), Madrid (Spains), Edinburgh (UK), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria), and future stays are being prepared. Besides, she has a degree in Law and in History of Arts, speaks four languages and has worked as History teacher.

Research interests: Poor Clares, Women and society in the Early Modern Ages, History of religion, History of the Basque Country, History of the Early Modern Ages, Religious controversies.

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