Participant Info

First Name
Catherine
Last Name
Denial
Affiliation
Knox College
Website URL
catherinedenial.org
Keywords
women, gender, Native America, indigenous, contact, early republic, family, sexuality,
Additional Contact Information
twitter: cjdenial office phone: (309) 341-7382 work address: K-74, 2 E South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

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About Me

Cate Denial is the Bright Distinguished Professor of American History, Chair of the History department, and Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. A member of the Educational Advisory Committee of the Digital Public Library of America, Cate is also a 2018-2021 Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. Cate’s current research examines the early nineteenth-century experience of pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing in Upper Midwestern Ojibwe and missionary cultures, research that grew from Cate’s previous book, Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country (2013). In summer 2018, Cate will be an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA.

As Director of the Bright Institute at Knox College, Cate oversees a program which supports fourteen faculty from liberal arts schools across the United States in their teaching and research for three years, while providing them with $9000 in research funds and convening an annual summer seminar.

Recent Publications

“Reservations, Resistance, and the Indian Reorganization Act: American Indian Life, 1900-1940,” Digital Public Library of America, https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/sets/reservations-resistance-and-the-indian-reorganization-act-1900-1940 published February 28, 2018.

“Powhatan People and the English at Jamestown,” Digital Public Library of America, https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/sets/powhatan-people-and-the-english-at-jamestown published September 28, 2017.

“The Subjective Self: Teaching Student Historians to ask ‘Who Am I?’,” Syllabus. 5:2 (2016): http://www.syllabusjournal.org/syllabus/article/view/186

Making Marriage: Husbands, Wives, and the American State in Dakota and Ojibwe Country.  St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2013.

“Atoms, Honeycombs, and Fabric Scraps: Rethinking Timelines in the Undergraduate Classroom,” The History Teacher, 46:3 (May 2013): 415-434.

Media Coverage
“The Most Pressing Question of Women’s History Month: What is Feminism in 2018?” Yahoo Lifestyle, March 8. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/pressing-question-womens-history-month-feminism-2018-130031740.html
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Family, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Women