Maria Mazzenga, Ph. D.
The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
Maria Mazzenga, Ph.D., manages educational programs related to the American Catholic experience. In addition to preparing archives-based educational presentations aimed at both the CUA community and the general public, she manages the American Catholic History Classroom, a website featuring hundreds of primary documents and educational materials on topics such as Catholics and race, education, industrialization, politics, and Catholic-Jewish relations.
She holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Catholic University (2000), where she is adjunct instructor in the Department of History and Department of Library and Information Science. Her research and publications focus on U.S. society and culture in the 1920-1950 period, and American Catholic life, and, more recently, on American Catholic life, and on Christian-Jewish relations in the 1930s and 40s. Her most recent publication is “Condemning the Nazis’ Kristallnacht: Father Maurice Sheehy, the National Catholic Welfare Conference, and the Dissent of Father Coughlin” (U.S. Catholic Historian, Fall 2008) She is also editor/contributor of a book based on a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum funded workshop, American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
Publications include American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009); and Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation's Capital, with Matt Green and J. Yarwood.
Office - Aquinas Hall 101
Office Phone: 202-319-5065