Liberal & Civic Studies Program faculty members:

Monica Fitzgerald  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • PhD Early American History, UC Davis, 2005
    Dissertation, "Wicked Hearts & Wayward Walking: Gender, Religion & Identity in Early New England; Minor field Cross Cultural Women Studies
  • MA US History, CSU East Bay, 1996
    Thesis, "Safely Delivered": Social Childbirth and Female Authority in Early New England
  • BA Political Science, UC Berkeley, 1990

Professional Experience:

  • Member - Bay Area Religous Seminar (2008 - Present)
  • Member - Bay Area Early American Seminar (1995 - Present)

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's College (2013 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor - Saint Mary's College (2009 - 2013)
  • Instructor - University of the Pacific (2007 - 2009)
  • Participant - Teaching American History (2006 - 2007)
    presented several times to 5th grade teachers on Salem Witch Trial, Puritanism, and Native American history
  • Instructor - Diablo Valley College (2006 - 2008)
  • Instructor - CSU East Bay (2003 - 2008)

Awards:

  • Early Career Award - Saint Mary's College (2014)
    for scholarship, teaching, and service
  • Nupur Chaudhuri First Article Prize - Coordinating Council for Women in History (January 2013)
    Best First Article Prize, awarded at the American Historical Association Conference for “Fornicators, Drunkards, and a Great Hen Squabble: Censuring Practices and the Gendering of Puritanism,” Church History: A Study in Christianity and Culture (March 2011)

Grants:

  • FTG Mobile Computing Grant - Saint Mary's College (August 2011)
  • Faculty Technology Grant - Saint Mary's College of California (January 2011)
    grant to integrate technology into Janterm course.

Presentations:

Paper

  • Leaning In, Opting Out, Moving Up: A Roundtable on Women in the Academy. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (May 2014)
  • The Impact of Engaged Pedagogy on a Lasallian Education. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, primary presenter)
    Lasallian Research Symposium
    (October 2013)
  • “Masculinity Redefined, a Contest of Puritanisms. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (May 2013)
  • “Lascivious Harlots, Scandalous Rogues and a Female Historian: A Reflection on Gender, Identity and Writing Women’s History". Fitzgerald, Monica (talk, speech or lecture)
    Featured Speaker Women's History Month, CSU East Bay
    (April 2013)
  • “Contested Masculinity in Early New England,”. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper)
    Southern American Studies Association
    (January 2013)
  • “’Unmanly Blubbing’: Masculinity Redefined, the Case of Captain John Underhill, War Hero,”. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper)
    Front Range Early American Consortium
    (October 2012)
  • The 'Skirts' are Coming: Going Co-ed During the Second Wave. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (April 2011)
  • The Art of Being a Modern Woman: How Hildreth Meiere Sculpted an Unconventional Life. Fitzgerald, Monica (panel or forum member)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (May 2010)
  • If They Build It, They Will Come: Utilizing faculty voice and Vision in Faculty Development Program. Fitzgerald, Monica (panel or forum member)
    Continuums of Service Conference
    (April 2010)
  • Tawdry Jokes and Feminine Wiles: Gendered Humor and Female Power in Early America. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Western Women's Historial Association
    (May 2009)
  • Gender & Politics in the Early Modern Atlantic World. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Berkshire Women's History Conference
    (June 2008)
  • The Female Self & the Communal Brother: Gendered Speech & Religious Identity in Early New England. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest Conference
    (June 2006)
  • Sin, Sex, Church and Court: Gender and Justice in Early America. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Berkshire Women's Conference
    (June 2005)
  • Drunkards & Fornicators on Meetinghouse Hill: Gender, Religion and Identity in an Early New England Town. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited, paper, primary presenter)
    Bay Area Early American Seminar
    (April 2003)
  • Puritan Duty and the Pious Soul: Sin, Confession and the Gendering of Religion in the Seventeenth Century. Fitzgerald, Monica (paper, panel or forum member)
    Omohundro Institute of Early American History
    (June 2002)

Participant

  • Lasallian Women's Conference. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited)
    Russian River
    (July 2013)
  • Lasallian Research Symposium. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited, panel or forum member)
    Saint Mary's University
    (October 2012)
  • International Association of Lasallian Universities. Fitzgerald, Monica (invited)
    Rome, Italy
    (June 2012)

Publications:

  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2014.  Review, David Hall’s A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England, Journal of Early American History, vol. 4 , pg.1-3
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. April 2011. Fifteen Country Entries, The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, Sage Publishing
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. (2011). Review, Sarah Hand Meacham's Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake. (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2009). The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2011. Seventeenth Century Women, American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues, and Trends that Made U.S. History, vol. II, Facts on File
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2011. Fornicators, Drunkards, and a Great Hen Squabble: Censuring Practices and the Gendering of Puritanism, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, issue March 2011
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2010. Women in Politics, Celebrating Women in American History Series, vol. I: Beginnings to 1860, Facts on File
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2010. Women in Politics, Celebrating Women in American History Series, vol. II: 1861 to 1899, Facts on File
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. 2010. Women's Health, Celebrating Women in American History Series, vol. V: 1961 to the Present, Facts on File
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. "Review, Cecilia Korchar Farr & Jaime Harker's The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club." Journal of Popular Culture October (2009): 944-946
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. "Review Essay, Gender, Power, Identity & History in Early New England." Eighteenth-Century Studies 42.November (2008): 170-174
  • Fitzgerald, Monica. "Review, John Mack Faragher's A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland." h-New England June (2008): online
  • Fitzgerald, Monica.. Fornicators & Drunkards on Meeting House Hill: Gender, Religion & Early American Identity, in progress
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