Katherine Moran

Katherine Moran

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: CCC 455
Phone: (715) 346-2404
Fax: (715) 346-4489

Education

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
M.A.,
Johns Hopkins University
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Specialty

U.S. Cultural History. Secular and religious thought and culture; race, gender and national identities; transnational encounters and migrations.

Dissertation

The Devotion of Others: Secular American Attractions to Catholicism, 1870-1930

Courses

HIST 177 - United States since 1877
HIST 300 - Methods and Skills of History
HIST 303 - War and Propaganda in the 20th Century
HIST 395 - Topics in U.S. History: Immigration and Migrations from the Civil War to the Present

Works in Progress

  • Book manuscript, “Imagining God's Country: Attractions to Catholicism and the Making of a Global United States.”
  • Journal Article, “Catholicism and the Making of the U.S. Pacific.”

Recent Presentations

  • “Faith, Place, and Power: Catholicism and the Making of the U.S. Pacific,” to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, November 18-21, 2011.
  • “America’s Anti-Gothic Risorgimento: Social Order and Religious Pluralism in post-1870 U.S. Travel Writing,” The Risorgimento and Italian Unification in Global Perspective conference, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, September 2011.
  • Commentator and Chair, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era panel entitled “Becoming ‘Real’ Americans: Returning to the Past in the Progressive Era,” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Boston MA, January 2011.
  • "Beyond the Black Legend: California, the Philippines, and U.S. Protestant Attractions to Spanish Catholicism, 1880-1920," Invited Seminar Presenter, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, November 2010.
  • "Imperial Catholic Bodies: Monks, Friars, Authority and Transgression in U.S. Protestant Travel Literature, 1870-1910," Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Washington, DC, November 2009.
  • "Empire and the Attractions of Catholicism: American Protestants in the Philippines, 1898-1910," Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Falls Church, VA, June 2009.
  • "Americans Remember Papal Power: Travel Writing and the Attractions of Europe's Catholic Past, 1870-1914," Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association/American Catholic Historical Association, New York City, January 2009.
  • "The Italian Risorgimento and the Transformation of the American Anti-Catholic Gothic," Garibaldi Abroad Conference, University of South Carolina, April 2008.
  • "Death, Mourning, and Historical Elegy in American Travel Writing on Roman Catholicism, 1870-1914," American Literature Association Eighteenth Annual Conference on American Literature, Boston, MA, May 2007.

Honors and Awards

  • University Leadership Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Spring 2011.
  • Research Travel Grant, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, 2011.
  • Divine Fellowship, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2009.
  • Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, January - May 2007.
  • Haynes Research Grant, Historical Society of Southern California, October 2006.
  • Msgr. Francis J. Weber and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, January 2006 - March 2006.

Professional Affiliations

  • Organization of American Historians (OAH)
  • American Historical Association (AHA) 
  • American Studies Association (ASA)
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) 
  • Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) 
  • American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA)


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