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Maureen Fitzgerald

Associate Professor

Office : College Apts 4B
Email : [[mafitz]]
Office Phone : 757-221-1281
Office hours : Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00noon

Background
Maureen Fitzgerald, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies, has an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in American History, with special emphasis on women, religion, and immigration history. She authored an introduction to Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Woman’s Bible (Northeastern University Press, 1993) and is author of the forthcoming Habits of Compassion: Irish-Catholic Nuns and the Origins of the Welfare System (University of Illinois Press). She teaches graduate courses on American religious history, with special emphasis on immigration, race, and religious radicalism. She also teaches courses on African-American Religion, Immigration and Religion, the two-semester survey of American religious history, and freshman seminars on women and religion in America, and God and the Protest Novel. She is currently researching and writing on the historical process of secularization in 20th century America, with emphasis on the body, work, and the transformation of categories of soul and self. She is also the current Director of the American Studies Program.
Courses Taught
Religion in American Life and Thought to 1840 (345), African-American Religion (348)