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Douglas Catterall

Douglas CatterallDr. Douglas Catterall is an early modern European historian whose research focuses on the cultural impact of migration on community and societal identities, and he has written in book- and article-format on the role of ethnicity, corporate groups, and portable forms of community in mercantile and religious diasporas as well as the place of social memory and networks in group and everyday civic identity in pre-modern Europe and the Atlantic world. His current book-length projects concern women in Atlantic world ports and the contributions of networks to diaspora dynamics. He has held grants from or attended advanced seminars sponsored by the American/Scandinavian Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oklahoma Humanities Council, and has sponsored a range of academic outreach initiatives to engage with members of the public covering topics such as comparative heartlands, race and ethnicity, and alternative energy. He is associate professor of history at Cameron University, where he has been on the faculty in the Department of History and Government since 2000, and his teaching fields include the social and cultural history of early modern Europe and the Atlantic world, world history, and comparative history.