Caroline Hasenyager

Caroline Hasenyager

History and Philosophy

Assistant Professor of History

Phone Number 804-524-5137

Office Phone Number Colson Hall, 101-I


Ph.D., History, The College of William and Mary, 2013

M.A., History, The College of William and Mary, 2004

B.A., History, Smith College, 2002 

Research and Teaching Interest

U.S. Women’s History, Cultural History, Activism and Social Movements, Gender Studies, History of Education

Representative Scholarly Activity

  • “‘Demand Something to Fulfill that Need’: Liberal Arts Education, Student Consumers, and the Dilemma of Modern Womanhood at the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1915-1935,” Virginia Social Sciences Association Conference, April 2014.
  • “Putting Away Childish Things: Educated Womanhood and the Decline of ‘Crush Culture’ at the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1890-1920,” Organization of American Historians Conference, April 2014.
  • “‘A Threat, Against the Liberal Education of Women:’ Domestic Science, Vocational Training, and the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1890-1920,” History of Education Society Conference, November 2012.
  • “‘Not Enough…for Really Intelligent Women:’ Domestic Science and the Elite Women’s Colleges, 1890-1920,” American Educational Research Association Conference, April 2012.
  • “‘The Convent at Saint Lyons:’ Women’s Higher Education in the Era of Manifest Destiny,” Massachusetts Historical Society, July 2011.
  • “‘Those wild, perverted female Bolsheviks:’ Popular Fiction and the ‘Radicalization’ of Women’s Colleges in the Interwar Era,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, April 2011.
  • “Something More than a Man’s Education: The Seven Sister Colleges and the Liberal Arts, 1915-1930,” Virginia Humanities Conference, March 2010.


Honors, Awards and Grants

  • New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, 2011-12
  • Graduate Fellow, The Lemon Project, College of William and Mary, 2011-12
  • Preceptor, History Writing Research Center, College of William and Mary, 2007-08; Spring 2009
  • Research Fellow, New York Public Library, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2007