- Cultural and social history of inequality
- History of emotions
- History of power, community and governance
- Early modern European history
- History of southern Italy; Spanish Naples
Inequality and the Passions in Seventeenth-Century Europe
- PhD in History, University of Cambridge (2011-2015): 'Enmity and Peace-Making in the Kingdom of Naples, c. 1600-1700'
- Robert Owen Bishop Research Scholar, Christ's College, University of Cambridge (2009-2010)
- MPhil in Early Modern History, University of Cambridge (2009)
- BA in History, University of Cambridge (2008)
Cummins, Stephen, 'Forgiving Crimes in the Kingdom of Naples', in Stephen Cummins and Laura Kounine (eds.), Cultures of Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).
Cummins, Stephen, with Laura Kounine, 'Introduction: Confronting Conflict in Early Modern Europe', in Stephen Cummins and Laura Kounine (eds.), Cultures of Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Europe (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).
Cummins, Stephen, 'Encountering Spain in Early Modern Naples' in Miles Pattenden and Piers Baker-Bates (eds.), The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Images of Iberia (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), pp. 43-62.
Cummins, Stephen, 'Negotiating Justice and Passion in European Legal Cultures, ca. 1500-1800', Legal History / Rechtsgeschichte (2017): 252-62.
Cummins, Stephen, 'Missionaries: False reverence, irreverence and the rethinking of Christian mission in China and India' in B. Gammerl, P. Nielsen and M. Pernau (eds), Encounters with Emotions: negotiating cultural differences since early modernity (pp.37-60) (New York: Berghahn, 2019)
Cummins, Stephen, 'Jesuit peace-making in the Kingdom of Naples: Aspects of reconciliation in early-modern Europe'. In R. Kerr, H. Redwood, & J. Gow (Eds.), Reconciliation after war: Historical perspectives on transitional justice (pp. 33-49). (London: Routledge, 2021).
Cummins, Stephen & Stille, M. (2021). Religious emotions and emotions in religion: The case of sermons. Journal of Religious History, 45(1), 3-24. doi:10.1111/1467-9809.12726.