The Catholic University of America

Maria Mazzenga, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
IPR Fellow
Phone: (202) 319-5065
Department: The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
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Maria Mazzenga, Ph.D. is Assistant Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and Education Archivist at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, where she 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. 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.