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Catherine O'Donnell

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Faculty Head & Professor, History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Summer/Winter Teaching Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Lincoln Center Affiliated Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography: 

Catherine O'Donnell is Professor of History at Arizona State University. She is the author of Elizabeth Seton: American Saint (Cornell University Press, 2018), which was awarded the Distinguished Book Award by the Conference on the History of Women Religious, for books published from 2016-2018, as well as the Biography Prize from the Catholic Press Association.  She is also the author of Men of Letters in the Early Republic (Chapel HIll, 2008) and articles appearing in venues including the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, Early American Literature, and the US Catholic Historian.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on early American history and the Atlantic World. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. History, University of Michigan
  • M.A. History, University of Michigan
  • B.A. Spanish and American Studies, Amherst College

 

Research Interests: 

Early American history, culture, and religion

Publications: 
  • Elizabeth Seton: American Saint (Cornell University Press, 2018) 

  • Jesuits in the North American Colonies and the United States: Adaption, Faith, Conflict (Brill, 2020)

  • Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship. (University of North Caroline Press, 2008).
Research Activity: 
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 130The Historian's Craft
HST 599Thesis
HST 640Historical Methods
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 492Honors Directed Study
HST 590Reading and Conference
HST 599Thesis
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
WWS 597Capstone
HST 597Capstone
HST 599Thesis
HST 640Historical Methods
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 130The Historian's Craft
HST 484Internship
HST 599Thesis
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 130The Historian's Craft
HST 599Thesis
HST 640Historical Methods
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 592Research
HST 599Thesis
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 130The Historian's Craft
HST 599Thesis
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 598Special Topics
HST 599Thesis
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 109United States to 1865
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 599Thesis
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 494Special Topics
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Presentations: 

Courses in Atlantic World, early American history, American religion at undergraduate and graduate levels

Professional Associations: 

American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Society of Early Americanists, American Catholic Historical Association

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History: 

Graduate Faculty: History, Religious Studies