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Katherine E. Rohrer

19th c. U.S. South, Race Relations, Religion, Gender

Graduate Student
M.A., University of Georgia, 2007

Office: 120 LeConte Hall
Office Hours: MTWRF 2:00-2:45 and by appt.

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Research and Teaching Interests

[African American]
[Gender & Sexuality]
[Political & Legal]
[U.S. 19th & 20th Century]
[U.S. South]
[Women's History]


"Missionary Expressions of White Southern Women from the Age of Slavery through the Age of Imperialism, 1830-1930," supervised by Dr. John Inscoe (In Progress)

MA Thesis

"Black, White and Sunday School:The Relationship Among Religion, The Plantation Mistress, and The Slave in Reality and in Memory," supervised by Dr. Diane Batts Morrow (2007)

Selected Publications

"Lifting the Veil of Obscurity?: Lucy Webb Hayes, America’s First ‘First Lady’," in A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents, 1865-81, ed. Edward O. Frantz (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014) pp. 475-496 More Info

"Slaveholding Women and the Religious Instruction of Slaves in Post-Emancipation Memory," Journal of Southern Religion (2013) More Info

Honors and Awards

Andrew W. Mellon/Frances Lewis Fellowship in Gender and Women's Studies, Virginia Historical Society (2014)

Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society (2013)

Gregory Research Award, UGA History Department (2013)

Willson Center Graduate Research Award, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts (2013)

Gregory Research Award, UGA History Department (2012)

Gregory Research Award, UGA History Department (2011)

Gregory Research Award, UGA History Department (2010)

Courses Taught

HIST2112: U.S. History 1865 to Present [Syllabus]


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