Office Hours

  • M-W-F 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., F 12:30 - 2:00, and by appointment




Catherine Adams

Associate Professor of


Sturges Hall 4
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Catherine Adams has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Early America
  • African American
  • Women
  • Material Culture

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England
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Fall 2015 Classes

BLKS 288:
Exp:Intro to Africana Studies

    HIST 302:
    Res-Hist:Family Histories

      This is one of two required skills-based seminars in the History major that form prerequisites for upper level classes. This course is focused on critical analysis of historical evidence and instructi
      on in historical research methods and writing. Students read, evaluate, and critique a range of different types of primary source evidence, practice locating and retrieving reliable primary and secondary sources, and use these skills to support the crafting of historical arguments in both short papers and longer research projects. All sections will focus on a specific set of historical issues and/or events chosen by the instructor and class content emphasizes work with primary sources specific to the seminar topic. The class is reading and writing intensive. Majors may take HIST 301 and 302 in any sequence, and should plan to complete both HIST 301 and 302 during the sophomore or junior year. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester.
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    HUMN 221:
    H/Western Humanities II

      A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well
      as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.
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