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Catherine Denial

Burkhardt Distinguished Chair in History, Chair American Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7382

cdenial@​knox.edu

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Meet the American Studies Faculty

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7382

cdenial@knox.edu

"My research focuses on marriage in Minnesota before 1850, particularly as a means of understanding gender, sexuality, race and nation-building in the region. Marriages of all kinds, and the households that marriages created, were inextricably bound up with questions of nation and identity for the Dakota, the Ojibwe, mixed-heritage individuals, and Americans who interacted in the Upper Midwest. Through the stories of married - and divorcing - men and women in the region, we can trace the uneven fortunes of American expansion in the early nineteenth century, and the nation-shaping power of marital acts."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7159

khamilto@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7155

ggilbert@knox.edu

"My specialized area of research is focused on modern and contemporary American art, specifically contextual and theoretical issues associated with the Abstract Expressionist, Neo-Dada and Pop Art movements. I am particularly interested in studying the intersection of these artistic tendencies with forms of mass visual culture, as well as their relation to trends in American philosophical thought."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7299

lsunderl@knox.edu

"My most recent publications focus on the Supreme Court of the United States and the Religion Clauses, the Court's treatment of precedent, and competing theories of constitutional interpretation. I have recently completed an article entitled "Justice Breyer's Pragmatic Jurisprudence." The two most important things that define an excellent teacher are a deep commitment to students and love of the subject matter. I seek to combine these qualities with research and publishing in areas that are closely related to the courses I teach. Another key ingredient in the college classroom is a sense of humor."

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