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University at Buffalo
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Women's History, Feminist History, Gender Relations, US History, History of Catholicism, Religious History, Antebellum America, Institutional Development
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About Me

I am an advanced doctoral candidate at the University at Buffalo.

I study the intersections between gender and power in the early American Catholic Church.  My dissertation identifies what I term “centralization controversy” as Catholic women’s religious communities in America attempted to create their own models of governance alongside of the institutional model of the American Catholic clergy.

Recent Publications

Manuscripts Under Peer Review

“The Disappearance of Mother Agnes Spencer: The Centralization Controversy and the Antebellum Catholic Church,” American Catholic Studies

Commissioned Manuscripts

“The Gendered Lines of Centralization: The Oblates, Sisters of St. Joseph, and the Antebellum American Catholic Church,” U.S. Catholic Historian, Fall 2019

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
England, France, North America, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Local & Regional, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Sexuality, Slavery, Women