In Common Threads: A Cultural
History of Clothing in American
Catholicism (University of North
Carolina Press), Associate Professor
of History Sally Dwyer-McNulty traces
the symbolic and practical
significance of clothing within
American Catholic culture from
the early nineteenth century to the
present day. Incorporating extensive research into
school uniforms, clerical garb, and nuns' habits, Professor Dwyer-McNulty argues that clothing has served as crucial means of community identity for Catholics in this country. The book has already been praised for "the depth of [its] religious history" (Colleen McDannell, University of Utah) and lauded by David Morgan of Duke University as "a splendid piece of scholarship and a fine read." Read more about History faculty>
History Beyond the Classroom
Five Marist students presented at the Phi Alpha Theta (History
Honor Society) regional conference in April 2013, including
Political Science major Jennifer Grobe and History majors Megan
Ripley, Freda Turner, and Kathleen M. Wicks, and Lauren Kelty.
Faculty member Dr. Kristin Bayer accompanied the students to
the meeting, which took place at Hartwick College. Six additional
students plan to travel to this year's conference on April 12, 2014,
at the State University of New York at Oneonta.
What Could You Do with History?
Igor Volsky, who graduated from Marist in 2008 with a B.A.in History, is the Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. Igor has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, and CNBC and has been a guest on many radio shows. In 2011, Forbes magazine named Igor one of their "Top 30 Under 30" in law and policy.