Amy Burnett, Paula and D.B. Varner University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has earned the Gerald Strauss Book Prize for her monograph Debating the Sacraments: Print and Authority in the Early Reformation.
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference awards the prize to recognize the best book published in English during the preceding year in the field of German Reformation history. The prize was named after an influential scholar of the German Reformation and distinguished professor at Indiana University.
Burnett teaches early modern European history, and her research examines the role of print, preaching, and education in transmitting and transforming religious ideas. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow in April.