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  Marilyn J Westerkamp

Marilyn J Westerkamp


831-459-3427 (office)


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Humanities Division

History Department
Stevenson College



Feminist Studies Department
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Regular Faculty

Gender Studies
Religion and Secularism
Cultural Studies
Feminist Studies
Women's Studies

Stevenson College Academic Building
Stevenson 273

Fall 2023: On leave. Email to set up zoom meeting

Stevenson Academic Services

B.A., Brandeis University
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

British Colonial America; Early Modern Atlantic World; Early Modern Cultural and Religious History; World Missionary History; Women and Religion; Gender

British Colonial America; US and the World; American Feminist Thought; History of Religions in the U.S.; Gender and History; History of the Body

Fellowships, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990; 1991

Fellowship, American Council of of Learned Societies, 1993-94

UC President's Fellowship in the Humanitiea, 2002-2003


  • The Passion of Anne Hutchinson: An Extraordinary Woman, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the World they Made and Lost. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021
  • Women and Religion in Early America 1600-1850: The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • "Engendering Puritan Religious Culture in Old and New England." Pennsylvania History 64 (1997), 105-22.
  • "Puritan Patriarchy and the Problem of Divine Revelation." Journal of Interdisciplinary History 23 (1993), 571-95.
  • "Anne Hutchinson, Sectarian Mysticism, and the Puritan Order." Church History, 59 (1990), 482-96.
  • Triumph of the Laity: Scots-Irish Piety and the Great Awakening 1625-1760. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

HIS 10A, US History 1600-1877
HIS 13, Introduction to American Religious Culture
HIS 110A, Colonial America, 1500-1750
HIS 112, American Feminist Thought, 1750–1950
HIS 113C, Women and American Religious Culture
HIS 190P, Early American Society and Culture
HIS 204A, History of Gender Research Seminar
HIS 210A, Readings in U.S. History and the World
HIS 211 A/B, Readings/Research in Early American
HIS 265, History of the Body

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