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Caroline Waldron

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: History


Email: Caroline Waldron
Phone: 937-229-2504
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Caroline Waldron is Associate Professor of History. She holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has done postdoctoral work at Cornell University's School of Labor and Industrial Relations as well as the Five Colleges Women's Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke. During the academic year of 2015-16 she served as the Special Advisor to the Provost on Gender and Equity. She was the first person to hold this important position at the University of Dayton.

Faculty Perspective

"One of the main motivations behind my research is to understand how groups from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and with distinct class and gender identities, interact, connect, and create community with one another. As a member of the University of Dayton, I commit myself to patterning my work on this principal of interaction and community building to foster a dialogue, which moves back and forth, between students and faculty on campus and to others beyond UD."

Research Interests

  • Social history (history from the "bottom-up") of immigrants, workers, and women
  • Transnationalism
  • Feminism

Selected Publications

"Catherine Bianco DeRorre: A Second Generation Transnational and the Problem of Memory," Journal of Women's History 21 (Winter 2009).

"Domesticating the Diaspora: Memory and the Life of Sister Katie," in Intimate Lives, National Identities, Donna Gabaccia and Loretta Baldassar, ed., (New York: Fordham University Press) forthcoming.

"'We Were Not Ladies': Gender, Class, and a Women's Auxiliary's Battle for Mining Unionism," Journal of Women's History 18 (June 2006): 63-94.

"A World to Gain:" Multiethnic Communities and the Creation of Hybrid American Culture (Book Ms.)

"Making the Italian Other" in Are Italians White? Routledge, 2003.

"Anarchist Motherhood," in Women, Gender, and Transnational Lives, University of Toronto Press, 2002.

"Lynch-law Must Go!" in the Journal of American Ethnic History, 2000.