Erika A Gasser
Title: Assistant Professor of History, and Affiliate faculty in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Office: 320E McMicken Hall
Erika Gasser researches the history of gender in colonial New England, early modern England, and the Anglo-Atlantic. Her work focuses particularly on ideas of manhood in writings about demonic possession, witchcraft, and religion from the late sixteenth century to the mid-eighteenth century. Her book, Vexed with Devils: Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England, was published by New York University Press in 2017. She teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, such as "Colonial America," "Gender in Britain and North America, 1600-1850," and "Witchcraft and Religion in Early America."
- Ph.D., University of Michigan (History and Women's Studies).
- B.A., Brown University (American History and Educational Studies).
Experience & Service
- 2011 to Present, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
- 2007 to 2011, Assistant Professor, California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.
- 15-HIST-721 LIT OF AMER HIST I
- 15-HIST-462 SEM FOR HISTORY MAJ
- 15-HIST-463 SEM FOR HISTORY MAJ
- 15-HIST-300 INTRO HIST THINKING
- HIST 1001--U.S. History to 1877
- HIST 3000--Introduction to Historical Thought and Methods
- HIST 3003--Witchcraft and Religion in Early America
- HIST 4028--Gender in Britain and North America, 1600-1850
- HIST 7021--Literatures of Early America
- HIST 8073--Graduate Teaching Practicum
- HIST 7070--Comparative Atlantic Worlds
- Hist 2053--Colonial America
- Hist 5000--Conflict and Rebellion in Early America
- HIST 1101--Themes in Early American History