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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Spring 2015 Classes

HIST 267:
S/U/Women&US Social Movements

    This course will explore the role of women in selected social movements with particular attention to how women's involvements often leads to subsequent movements for women's rights. Possible areas of
    emphasis include the connections between the 19th century abolitionist movement and the subsequent women's rights/woman suffrage movement or the connections between the modern Civil Rights Movement and the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
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HIST 391:

    A seminar focusing on a topic, or related group of topics in European, United States, and/or non-Western history. The seminar will incorporate in-class discussion of historiographic questions as well
    as independent research related to the selected topic(s). Prerequisites: one 300-level history course or permission of the instructor; and for History majors, HIST 220 and HIST 221. 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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