Andrea L. Turpin

Assistant Professor of History
  • US Women and Gender, US Intellectual and Religious History, 19th Century US

  • PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2011
Academic Interests and Research

My research explores the historical connections between gender ideals, religious beliefs and practices, and higher educational theory and practice. I am currently working on a book project that examines how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the religious and moral purposes of higher education during the era of the rise of the modern college and university. My research spans the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Selected Professional Awards/Activities/Grants and/or Fellowships
  • Summer Sabbatical, Baylor University, Summer 2012
  • Finalist, Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Valparaiso University, 2011
  • Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Graduate Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • University Writing Program Teaching Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 2010-2011 (declined)
  • Dissertation Grant, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2008-2009
  • Bordin-Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, 2008-2009
  • Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant, 2008-2009
  • Presidential Fellowship (to top Ph.D. students in humanities), University of Notre Dame, 2005-2010

Selected Research Articles
  • Memories of Mary: Interpretations of the Founder in the Secularization Process of Mount Holyoke Seminary and College, 1837-1937,
  • Perspectives on the History of Higher Education 28 (2011)
  • Ideological Origins of the Women's College: Religion, Class and Curriculum in the Educational Visions of Catharine Beecher and Mary Lyon,
  • History of Education Quarterly 50 (May 2010): 133-158
Courses Taught at Baylor
  • History of the American Woman to 1865
  • History of the American Woman since 1865
  • United States 1877-1920 (Gilded Age � Progressive Era)
  • History of the United States since 1877