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 313
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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My Classes

HIST 221:
Research in History:

    Students will get an intensive introduction to the process of historical research and writing in a seminar setting. This course will acquaint students with research methods, train them to interpret primary sources and lead them through the conceptualization, research, drafting, and rewriting of an historical study. Prerequisites: 9 hours of college-level history credit, at least 3 hours of which must be at Geneseo; or junior standing. Multiple sections offered every fall & spring semester

HIST 260:
S/U/Women in United States His

    A chronological survey of American women's history from European contact to the present, with particular attention to the evolving and interrelated issues of race, class, work, public power, family, and sexuality. Not offered on a regular basis

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.