Dr. Maximilian Scholz

Dr. Maximilian Scholz


Maximilian Scholz is now at the Department of History, Florida State University.

Max Scholz completed his Ph.D. in the History Department at Yale University in May of 2016. His dissertation, titled “Exile and the Recasting of the Reformation: Frankfurt am Main, 1554-1608,” explores the impact of exile on early modern European society by taking Frankfurt am Main—which played host to several exile communities in the wake of the Reformation—as a case study. The post-Reformation exile crisis offers lessons that can (and should) inform discussions about refugee accommodation today. 

Max studied under Professor Carlos Eire. His dissertation research was made possible by a Fulbright Grant, which allowed him to spend a year in Frankfurt working at the Institut für Stadtgeschichte. During his time as a graduate student, Max also served as Associate Director at International Security Studies during the 2014-2015 academic year. Max earned his bachelor degree from Yale, too, and majored in History and Germanic Languages and Literatures.

At the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Max examined the social and legal impact Reformation exiles had on Christian and non-Christian communities across the Holy Roman Empire.