Instructors

Catherine Kerrison, PhD
Catherine Kerrison, PhD

Catherine Kerrison is Professor Emerita of History from Villanova University, where she taught courses on Colonial and Revolutionary America and race and gender in early America. Her first book, Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South, won the Outstanding Book Award from the History of Education Society in 2007. Her second, Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America, won the Library of Virginia’s 2019 Literary Award for Non-Fiction and was a finalist for the 2019 George Washington Book Prize.