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Cathleen Cahill

Cathleen Cahill

Associate Professor of History

301 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802


Cathleen Cahill is an associate professor of History at the Pennsylvania State University and previously taught at the University of New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2004. In 2009-10, she was a Bill and Rita Clements Fellow at Southern Methodist University where she completed Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1932. It won the 2011 Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award and was a finalist for the Weber-Clements Book PrizeShe is working on Raising our Banners: Women of Color Challenge the Mainstream Suffrage Movement and is co-editor of a special issue on the suffrage centennial for The Journal of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era with Kimberly Hamlin and Crystal FeimsterCahill has held fellowships at the Newberry and Huntington Libraries and is Steering Committee Chair of the Coalition for Western Women’s History. 

Areas of Specialization:

Nineteenth Century U.S.: