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Dr. Mary J. Henold

Professor


Department: History
Office: 316 Bank Building

540-378-5159

henold@roanoke.edu

Degrees

PhD University of Rochester, 2003
American History
Certificate: Gender and Women's Studies

BA University of Detroit Mercy, 1996
History and English
Concentration: Women's Studies

Research & Teaching Interests

  • 19th and 20th century United States
  • Women's and Gender history
  • American Catholicism
  • Advertising and Consumer Culture
  • Urban and Suburban History

Books

The Laywoman Project: Re-making Catholic Womanhood in the Vatican II Era, 1960-1975 (UNC Press, 2020)

Catholic and Feminist: the Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement (UNC Press, 2008)

 

Recent Publications

2020    “In Praise of the Card Party: A Reflection on the 100th Anniversary of the National Council of Catholic Women,” Cover Essay, American Catholic Studies v 131 (4), Winter 2020.

2020    “Suffragists’ Work didn’t end in 1920, History News Network, 23 August 2020, http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/176958

 

2018    “How Catholic Women Fought against the Vatican’s Prohibition on Contraceptives,” The Conversation (online magazine), 25 June 2018, http://theconversation.com/how-catholic-women-fought-against-vaticans-prohibition-on-contraceptives-94544. Reprinted in Sojourners, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Chicago Tribune, and the Houston Chronicle.

"Learning to Bloom Where You’re Planted: Adapting Vocation to the Specifics of Place," in Jason Mahn ed., The Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education (Lutheran University Press, 2016).

“‘Woman – Go Forth!’: Catholic Women’s Organizations and their Clergy Advisors in the time of the ‘Emerging Laywoman,’” U.S. Catholic Historian 32 (4) Fall 2014, 151-173.

 "Helping Women Achieve their Full Stature: Feminism and the NCCW," The American Catholic History Classroom, Fall 2014 (digital resource) 

http://cuomeka.wrlc.org/exhibits/show/feminism-and-the-nccw/feminism-and-the-nccw/nccw-50th-anniversary-executiv.

“This is Our Challenge! We will Pursue It”: the National Council of Catholic Women, the Feminist Movement, and the Second Vatican Council, 1960-1975 in Rediscovering the Community of Faith:
Catholic Action, the Second Vatican Council and the Transformation of American Lay Identity, 1929-1979 (Fordham University Press, 2014)

"Consciousness Raising as Discernment: Using Jesuit and Feminist Pedagogies in a Protestant Context," in Elizabeth Petrino and Jocelyn Boryczka eds., Jesuit and Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century (Forthcoming from Fordham University Press, 2011)

Exhibit Review, Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, American Catholic Studies Newsletter 38(1) Spring 2011, 12-15.