Participant Info

First Name
Monica
Last Name
Mercado
Affiliation
Colgate University
Website URL
http://www.monicalmercado.com
Keywords
women's history, gender, sexuality, public history, digital history, museums, American religion, Catholicism, girlhood, local history, campus history
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About Me
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In July 2016, I joined the faculty of Colgate University as assistant professor of History, affiliated with Women’s Studies and Museum Studies. My research centers on questions of women, girlhood, and religion in nineteenth and twentieth century North America (with a particular focus on American Catholicism), and the role of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies in developing campus histories and public history sites and curricula.

At Colgate, I teach courses on U.S. women’s and gender history, the history of sexuality, local and public history, and in the University’s core curriculum. I serve on the New York State History Advisory group, convened by the office of the New York State Historian, and the American Historical Association’s Committee on Gender Equality.

I earned my B.A. from Barnard College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Chicago. From 2014-2016 I was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellow at Bryn Mawr College, where I directed the Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education.

Recent Publications

The Young Catholic: Girlhood and the Making of American Catholicism, book manuscript in preparation.

“Religion, Race, and Sexuality,” in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race, eds. Kathryn Gin Lum and Paul Harvey (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018), 96-109.

“‘Have You Ever Read?’ Imagining Women, Bibles, and Religious Print in Nineteenth-Century America,” U.S. Catholic Historian 31.3 (Summer 2013): 1-21.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
USA
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Museums, Public History, Religion, Sexuality, Women