AB (Harvard), MA (Sussex), DPhil (Princeton)
International Professor in US History
Catherine Clinton is an International Professor of the university. She combines this post with that of Denman Endowed Professor in US History at the University of Texas, San Antonio, which she took up in August 2014.
Catherine Clinton came to Queen’s in 2006, having previously taught at Union College, Brandeis University and at Harvard University — in both the Department of African American Studies and the Department of History. She has recently stepped down from the executive council of the Society of American Historians and continues to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and her biography, Mrs Lincoln: a life was published in 2009. Her biography of Harriet Tubman was named one of the best non-fiction books of 2004 by the Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune. She now serves on the Advisory Council of Civil War History, of Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, and Civil War Times. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission and in 2011, she is the editor of the Penguin Classic, Mary Chestnut's Diary.
Professor Clinton maintains strong research interest in US history, with specialization in women’s history, southern history, African-American history and the American Civil War. She edits a series for Oxford University Press entitled Viewpoints on American Culture.
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