Agnes Howard

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Humanities

PhD History – University of Virginia

Agnes Howard’s teaching and research interests include early U.S. history, particularly in New England, American Puritans, women’s monasticism, and the cultural history of maternity and childbearing. Before joining the Christ College faculty, she taught at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, and Orvieto, Italy. She has published articles and reviews in Commonweal, First Things, The Boston Globe Magazine, and other journals. Currently she is working on a book project about the culture of pregnancy and prenatal care. She teaches in the First-Year Program, along with seminars in “Alternative Cultures of Health in America,” and “Grow up: The History of Adulthood in the US.”