Kathryn Angelica

Katie Angelica Profile ImageOffice: Wood Hall 215
Office Hours: Email for appointment
Email: kathryn.angelica@uconn.edu

Advisor: Manisha Sinha

Research Interests

19th century United States, women’s activism & resistance movements, African American history, Civil War, women’s gender & sexuality studies


An Uneasy Alliance: Cooperation and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Black and White Women’s Activism

This project explores how women of color served as spokespersons for broader Black community activism and facilitated convergence between parallel, coexisting movements in the nineteenth century. By fore fronting the opportunities, limitations, and negotiations that took place in interracial spaces of resistance, this project argues that African American women activists arose from networks of grassroots reformers, conducted work that was inherently abolitionist and feminist, and maintained a commitment to equal opportunity and community that often placed them at odds with the activism of white women.

Selected Awards

2023 Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award – UConn History Department

2023 Susan Porter Benson Graduate Research Paper Award

2023 Draper Dissertation Fellow – University of Connecticut Humanities Institute

2023 Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship – American Antiquarian Society

2022 Wood/Raith Gender Identity Living Trust Summer Fellowship

2022 Mellon Scholars Short Term Fellowship through the Program of African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia

2021 CT League of Women Voters, Suffrage Research Fellowship


Graduate Certificate in Intersectional Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (IIREP), University of Connecticut, 2022

Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies, University of Connecticut, 2022

Graduate Certificate in College Instruction, University of Connecticut, 2021

M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2017

Master’s Thesis: “Come to the Soldier’s Aid, Mother, and Wife, and Maid:” The Great Northwestern Fair of 1863 and the Women of Civil War Chicago

B.A., History, Boston University, magna cum laude with honors, 2016

B.A. Thesis: “The Union Loving, Hail Columbia, Super Loyal City:” The Paradox of Confederate Treatment at Fort Warren, Boston’s Civil War Prisoner-of-War Camp