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Catherine O'Donnell

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Faculty Head & Associate Professor, History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Assoc Professor of History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Assoc Professor of History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Associate Director
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Summer/Winter Teaching Faculty
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) 

  • “Jesuits in the American Colonies and the United States, 1700-1899,” Jesuit Historiography Online, Robert Maryks, ed., Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies/Brill, 2016 

  • Review Essay, John McGreevy, American Jesuits and the World, L.A. Review of Books,  2017 (2000 words)

    Review Essay, Heather A. Haveman, Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860, forthcoming Business History Review, Harvard University, 2017 2000 words

    Review of Jenna Marie Gibbs, Performing the Temple of Liberty,  Early American Literature 51:1 (2016), 192-197.

  • “British-Atlantic Catholicism in the Age of Revolution and Reaction,” The British Atlantic, Michael Meranze and Saree Makdisi, eds., University of Toronto Press (2015), 87-112

  • Catherine O'Donnell. John Carroll and the Jesuit Challenge, 1774-1815. Jesuit Survival and Restoration: A Global History, 1773-1900 (2014).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. History: A Useful Tool, Not Answer to All Problems. Arizona Republic (2013).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. "Joseph Dennie, John Carroll, and the Quest for a Limited Authority". Intellectual Authority and Literary Culture in the United States, 1790-1840 (2013).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. "Print Culture after the Revolution". Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution (2013).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. Rethinking Early American Thought. (2012).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. Elizabeth Seton: Transatlantic Cooperation, Spiritual Struggle, and the Early Republican Church. U.S. Catholic Historian (2011).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. John Carroll and the Origins of an American Catholic Church, 1783-1815. William and Mary Quarterly (2011).
  • . . Review of: American Cicero (2011).
  • Angelika Sauer and Catherine O'Donnell. Teaching the Survey in Continental Perspective. North America as a Migration Region (2011).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. "But, That's Just Not True!". (2011).
  • Catherine O'Donnell. Literature and Politics in the Early Republic: Views from the Bridge. Journal of the Early Republic (2010).
  • . . Review of: Sensibility and the American Revolution (2010).
  • Kaplan, Catherine O'Donnell. Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship. (2008).
  • Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan. Ars Brevis, Vita Brevis. (2008).
  • Catherine Kaplan. Theft and Countertheft: Joseph Plumb Martin's Revolutionary War Memoir. Early American Literature (2006).
  • . . Review of: After Franklin: The Emergence of Autobiography in Post-Revolutionary America, 1780-1830 (2006).
  • Kaplan, Catherine O'Donnell. Poetry of the Revolutionary and Early National Eras. Scribner Encyclopedia of the New American Nation (2005).
  • . . Review of: Revolutionary Mothers: Women int he Struggle for America's Independence (2005).
  • Catherine Kaplan. 'He Summons Genius...to his Aid': Partisanship and the Making of the Farmer's Weekly Museum, 1795-1800. Journal of the Early Republic (2004).
  • . . Review of: Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800 (2004).
  • . . Review of: Peoples of a Spacious Land (2003).
  • . . Review of: The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic (2003).
  • Kaplan, Catherine. Was there an American nationalism before the Revolution. (2003).
  • Catherine Kaplan. Elihu Hubbard Smith and the Institutions of the Republic of Utopia. Early American Literature (2000).
  • . . Review of: Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History, by Phyllis Cole, and The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley (2000).
  • Catherine O'Donnell Kaplan. "Was the Federalist Press Staid and Apolitical"?. (0).
Research Activity: 
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
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 494Special Topics
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 692Research
HST 792Research
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