Annual Colloquium - 2011
Women in War: Object/Subject
Andrea Robertson Cremer
Assistant Professor of History, Macalester College
Andrea D. Robertson Cremer received her doctorate from the history department at the University of Minnesota in May 2007. Her dissertation “Enemies Incarnate: Religion, Sex, Violence, and Contests for Power in New England, 1636-1638” examines the political function of religious belief and its affect on the construction of race, gender and sexuality in colonial New England. This study deepens historical readings of the roles of sex and race in early America in addition to making an important contribution to the historiography by providing new insights into the complex relationship between religion and governance that directed much of New England’s settlement.