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Fields: American History l Women’s History l Early Modern Europe
Adviser: Erik Seeman
Dissertation Title: “The Centralization Controversy: Nuns, Bishops, and the Rise of American Catholicism, 1790-1860”
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.
Manuscripts Under Peer Review
“The Disappearance of Mother Agnes Spencer: The Centralization Controversy and the Antebellum Catholic Church,” American Catholic Studies
“The Gendered Lines of Centralization: The Oblates, Sisters of St. Joseph, and the Antebellum American Catholic Church,” U.S. Catholic Historian, Fall 2019