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Annie Huey

Doctoral Candidate

Graduate Assistant

College of Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies


Email: Annie Huey
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  • M.A., Theology, Xavier University
  • B.A., Theological Studies, Hanover College


Annie Huey is a doctoral candidate whose current research interests include the lived faith of nineteenth and twentieth century Catholic laywomen as well as Catholic material culture. Currently, Annie is focusing most of her scholarly attention on recovering the life and works of prolific Catholic laywoman Katherine Burton and viewing them as an untapped lens into mid-twentieth century U.S. Catholicism.

Annie is also a backyard bird-feeding enthusiast and (much to her husband’s chagrin) spends her free hours chasing squirrels away from her feeders with the help of their twin sons.

Courses Taught

  • REL 103: Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies (10 sections from Fall 2017 to Spring 2020)
  • REL 250: Devotional Living: The Materializing of Belief (2 sections from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021), Originally designed course


Working Title:

"A Breathless Eagerness": Recovering Katherine Kurz Burton and Her Shifting Interpretation of Mid-Twentieth Century U.S. Catholicism


William Portier


Jana Bennett, Mary Henold, William Trollinger, Sandra Yocum

Scholarly Publications and Presentations

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Communal Living with the Saints: A Late Nineteenth- Century Devotional Aesthetic at Immaculate Conception Academy, Oldenburg, Indiana.” U.S. Catholic Historian 38, no. 2 (Spring 2020): 47-64.

“‘Be Interesting but Tell the Truth at All Times’: Katherine Burton’s Fictional-Narrative Approach to Biographical Writing.” American Catholic Studies 131, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 57-78.

Scholarly Presentations

“The Catholic Novel: Book Reviews in Katherine Burton’s ‘Woman to Woman’ Columns from 1933-42,” Group Panel: Exploring and Reflecting on the Legacy of 20th-Century Catholic Laywomen: A Roundtable Discussion, American Catholic Historical Association: Annual Meeting, (January 2023)

“‘A Mother’s Best Uniform’: Katherine Burton’s Call to Women During World War II.” Group Panel: Whence Comes Peace?: Three Catholic Responses to the Second World War. American Catholic Historical Association: Spring Meeting, (April 2022)

“Creating a Devotional Aesthetic: Communal Living with the Saints.” The University of Dayton Ph.D. in Theology Twentieth Anniversary, 1999-2019: After Culture, After New Evangelization, Where Do We Go from Here? (September 27, 2019).

“‘Just a Housewife’: Catholic Motherhood in the 1950s.” College Theology Society Annual Meeting (May 31-June 3, 2018).

“A Fictional-Narrative Method: Katherine Burton’s Approach to Biographical Writing.” American Catholic Historical Association: Spring Meeting, (April 12-14, 2018).

“‘Happy Little Wives and Mothers?’: How Catholic Women in the 1950s Defined
Motherhood.” American Academy of Religion: Midwest Regional Conference, (March 2-3, 2018).

Response to “Speculating on Catholic Women’s Ability to Speculate” by Sandra Yocum, Ph.D., University of Dayton’s Department of Religious Studies Colloquium, (Feb 2017).