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Marilyn J Westerkamp
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
    • Stevenson College
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-3427 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, Stevenson 273
  • Office Hours Fall 2023: On leave. Email to set up zoom meeting
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Colonialism, Gender Studies, Religion and Secularism, Cultural Studies, Feminist Studies, Women's Studies
  • Courses 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

Research Interests

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

Biography, Education and Training

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

Honors, Awards and Grants

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


Selected Publications

  • 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.

Teaching Interests

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