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Erika A Gasser

Title: Associate Professor of History Affiliate faculty in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Office: 320E McMicken Hall
Tel: 513-556-2173
Email: erika.gasser@uc.edu

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."

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan (History and Women's Studies).
  • B.A., Brown University (American History and Educational Studies).

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2011 to Present, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2007 to 2011, Assistant Professor, California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento, CA.

Courses Taught

  • 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