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


  • CMRD 101: Reading: Sun, Moon, Earth

    This course requires students to read and analyze a book selected as the year’s “common reading.” Course assignments connect with other curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities and require weekly brief responses or applications of the reading.