Catherine Adams

Faculty Assistant to the Dean and Associate Professor of History
Doty Hall 208A

Dr. Catherine Adams has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2007. Professor Adams is an expert in the history of African-Americans in the early United States. Her research interests include early American history, African American history, women's history, and material culture.  In 2010, Dr. Adams co-authored Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England.

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in History, University of Illinois


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

Research Interests

  • Early America
  • African American
  • Women
  • Material Culture

love of freedom cover of book


  • HIST 430: Topic: Intersectional Early Am

    This course focuses on an in-depth study of a particular topic in American history. Topics could be defined either by time, theme, or space: the Borderlands and Latino History are possible areas that might be offered.

  • WGST 310: Race, Class & Gender

    This course uses multiple disciplines to explore how identity categories of gender, race, and class intersect. Students will explore and critique relations of power in families, societies, and cultures. In class discussion and in writing, students will reflect on their own ideas and thought processes, and they will engage respectfully with differing ideas.