Dolita Cathcart

Associate Professor of History
Coordinator for African, African American, Diaspora Studies


Phone: 508-286-3652


Ph.D., Boston College
M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston
A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges


Main Interests

Race, class, gender and identity. History of the Americas and African Diaspora studies.

Other Interests

Aikido, science fiction

Teaching Interests

US History, African and African American History, Women’s History.

Student Projects

Varied: Oral histories, African and African American issues, family studies, the history of baseball, a critical analysis of Susan Faludi’s work, masculinity, etc. are just a few of the topics.

Research Interests

Late 19th and early 20th century African American Women’s political and social participation.