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Suzanna Krivulskaya

Suzanna Krivulskaya

Assistant Professor


Suzanna Krivulskaya

Dr. Suzanna Krivulskaya received her Ph.D. in History from the University in Notre Dame. She holds an M.A. in Religion with a concentration in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Yale Divinity School and a B.A. in Theology from LCC International University.

Dr. Krivulskaya specializes in modern U.S. history and studies the relationship between sexuality and religion. Her first book, under contract with Oxford Uninversity Press, is tentatively titled Disgraced: How Sex Scandals Transformed American Protestantism. The book traces the relationship between scandal and religion in the United States.

Her academic work has been published in the Journal of American StudiesCurrent Research in Digital History, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and Religion and American Culture. Examples of public-facing scholarship can be found in The Revealer and on the Classical Ideas Podcast. She is also currently working on a Digital History project that traces the spread of religious newspapers in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Krivulskaya is the recipient of the 2019-2020 LGBTQ Religious History Award from the LGBTQ Religious Archives Network.

At CSUSM, Dr. Krivulskaya teaches courses in U.S. and digital history. To learn more, visit her website.

Education

Ph.D., History, University of Notre Dame

M.A., History, University of Notre Dame

M.A., Religion, Yale Divinity School

B.A., TheologyLCC International University

Research

Professor Krivulskaya's current book project, under contract with Oxford University Press, tracks the trajectory of press coverage of Protestant sex scandals. What cultural work has scandal performed in the United States? What demands has the public made of church bodies in response to the revelations of pastoral misdeeds? And how has religion itself changed in the process?

At first hesitant to report on sex crimes in order to protect the reputation of Protestant ministers, U.S. newspapers embraced the genre of scandal in the 1870s, when the biggest celebrity pastor of the era stood trial for adultery. Scandal reporting escalated in the following decades, creating multiple publicity crises, the likes of which continue to plague Protestant churches to this day. Krivulskaya's work demonstrates how scandal allowed the press to compete with the pulpit as a source of moral authority, forced denominations to restructure, and emboldened public scrutiny of religious piety.

Courses

Undergraduate

U.S. History 1500-1877

Historical Methods and Writing

Religion in the United States

Women in the United States

U.S. LGBTQ+ History

Graduate

History and Applied New Media Technology

History Teaching Practicum

Vitae

EMPLOYMENT

2019 – present     Assistant Professor of History, California State University San Marcos

EDUCATION

2019     Ph.D., History, University of Notre Dame

2016     M.A., History, University of Notre Dame

2011     M.A., Religion, Yale Divinity School

2008     B.A., Theology, LCC International University

PUBLICATIONS

Book Manuscripts

2023     Disgraced: How Sex Scandals Transformed American Protestantism (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcomingn)

Refereed Journal Articles

2021    “Queer Rumors: Protestant Ministers, Unnatural Deeds, and Church Censure in the Twentieth-Century United States,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation (forthcoming).

2019     "The Itinerant Passions of Protestant Pastors: Ministerial Elopement Scandals in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Press," Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 19, no. 1 (2020): 77-95, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537781419000458.

2019     "Paths of Duty: Religion, Marriage, and the Press in a Transatlantic Scandal, 1835-1858," Journal of American Studies 53, no. 3 (2019): 636-662, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875818000981.

Co-authored Refereed Journal Articles

2019     with Rachel Bohlmann, "Networks of Piety and Slavery among Late Eighteenth-Century Rural Maryland Catholics," Current Research in Digital History 2 (2019), https://doi.org/10.31835/crdh.2019.09.

2016     co-first author and equal contributor with Baptiste Barbot; also with Sascha Hein, Jodi Reich, Philip Thuma, Elena L. Grigorenko, "Identifying Learning Profiles of Children at Risk for Specific Reading Disability: Using a Paired Association Foreign Language Learning Assessment for Understanding Learning Patterns," Developmental Science 19, no. 3 (2016): 402-418.

2013     with Jodi Reich, Sascha Hein, Lesley Hart, Nina Gumkowski, Elena L. Grigorenko, "Associations Between Household Responsibilities and Academic Competencies in the Context of Education Accessibility in Zambia," Learning and Individual Differences 27 (October 2013): 250-257.

2011     with Elena L. Grigorenko, Aleksandr N. Kornev, Natalia Rakhlin, "Reading-Related Skills, Reading Achievement, and Inattention: A Correlational Study," Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology 10, no. 2 (November 2011): 140-156.

Book Chapters

2021     "Sex and Sexuality," in The Oxford Handbook of Christian Fundamentalism, Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Book Reviews

2021      Marian E. Lindberg, Scandal on Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused (New York: East End Press, 2020) in The Annals of Iowa (forthcoming).

2017     John Wigger, PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Evangelical Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) in Reading Religion (October 26, 2017).

2017     Heath W. Carter, and Laura Rominger Porter, eds., Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017) in American Catholic Studies Newsletter (Fall 2017).

2016     Kathleen T. Talvacchia, Michael F. Pettinger, and Mark Larrimore, eds., Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms (New York: New York University Press, 2015) in Reading Religion (May 20, 2016).

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2020      Sacred Writes Public Scholarship Training, Northeastern University

2019 – 2020     LGBTQ Religious History Award, LGBTQ Religious Archives Network

2019     Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship in LGBT Studies, Yale University

2019     Current Research in Digital History Conference Travel Grant, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

2019     American Historical Association Council Annual Meeting Travel Grant

2018     Newberry Library Mellon Fellowship, "The Archive: Theory, Form, Practice"

2018     Organization of American Historians Conference Travel Award for Ph.D. Students, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

2018     Online College Teaching Certificate, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame

2018     Graduate Student Union Conference Presentation Grant, University of Notre Dame

2017     Linda and Richard Kerber Fund for Research in the Iowa Women’s Archives

2017     Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, University of Notre Dame

2017     Professionalization Fund Award, Department of History, University of Notre Dame

2016     Writing Workshop Fellowship, "A Broader Public: Writing for the Online Audience, with the Editors of Religion Dispatches," Collegeville Institute

2016     Striving for Excellence in Teaching Certificate, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame

2015     R. W. Davis Travel Grant, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis

2013 – 2014     Evan Frankel Fellowship, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis

2013     HRC Summer Institute for Religious and Theological Study, Vanderbilt University

2008 – 2011     Alice K. and William F. Burger Scholarship, Yale Divinity School

2004 – 2008     DeFehr Foundation Scholarship, LCC International University

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Panels Organized

2020     "Difficult Females: The Women Who Brought Down Powerful Men Before #MeToo," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting (April 3-6, forthcoming)

2019     "Evangelical Loyalties Reconsidered: A Roundtable on Sex, Power, and the Media in the Study of American Evangelicalism," American Historical Association Annual Meeting (January 3-6)

2018     "Romance, Reverends, and Renegades: Scandal as Gilded Age History," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting (April 12-14)

Papers Presented

2021      “Christian Fundamentalist Responses to Sexual Revolutions,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, held virtually due to COVID-19 (April 15-18), forthcoming

2021     “'The Sin of Lewdness': How the New York Female Benevolent Society Brought down a Fellow Moral Crusader,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19 (April 15-18), forthcoming

2021      “Sex Talk: How U.S. Fundamentalists Went from Avoiding to Addressing a Touchy Subject,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Meeting, held virtually due to COVID-19 (March 1), forthcoming

2021     “’She Is Not Pretty and He Is Forty-Five Years Old’: The Problem of Age in Pastoral Sex Scandals of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, cancelled due to COVID-19

2020    "The Crimes of Preachers: Religion, Scandal, and the Trouble with Digitized Archives," Digitised Newspapers: A New Eldorado for Historians? Workshop, Lusanne, Switzherland (April 23-24, forthcoming)

2020     "'The Sin of Lewdness': How the New York Female Benevolent Society Brought down a Fellow Moral Crusader," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (April 3-6, forthcoming)

2020     "Straightwashing Protestant Sex Scandals: The Tentative Queerness of Billy James Hargis, Jim Bakker, and Ted Haggard," American Society of Church History, New York, NY (January 3-6, forthcoming)

2019     "Queer Rumors: Protestants Pastors, 'Unnatural' Deeds, and Church Censure in Early Twentieth-Century United States," Queer History Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (June 16-18)

2019     "Visualizing Late Eighteenth-Century Maryland Catholic Slaveholding Using R Shiny," Current Research in Digital History, George Mason University, Arlington, VA (March 9)

2019     "Hypocrisy, Piety, and the In-Between: Evangelical Sex Scandals in the Late Twentieth Century," American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (January 3-6)

2018     "Mapping Ministerial Elopers: Using GIS and R Shiny to Track Runaway Protestant Pastors, 1870-1914," GIS Day, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (November 12)

2018     "Reverends on the Run: Ministerial Elopement Scandals in the Gilded Age Press," Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA (April 12-14)

2015     "'A Pervert Converted': Religion and Marriage in a Nineteenth-Century Scandal," Ways of Knowing Conference, Harvard Divinity School, Boston, MA (October 22-24)

2015     "An Uncertain Priest' and His Wife: Anti-Catholicism and Coverture in a Nineteenth-Century Scandal," Heidelberg Conference, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (September 28-29)

2014     "'There Should Be No Discrimination': Race and Religion in Midcentury St. Louis," Graduate History Association Conference, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (October 10-11)

2014     "'Love Cannot Find Them': Disappearing Ministers and Sensational Scandals in Late Nineteenth-Century America," Religion And Sexual Revolutions Conference, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, St. Louis, MO (May 9)

2014     "From Psychopathy to Asylum: Homosexuality and Immigration, 1975-1990," Queertopia Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (May 2-4)

2014     "With All Deliberate Speed': Progressives, Conservatives, and School Desegregation in Midcentury St. Louis," Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH (April 4-6)

Panels Chaired

2019     Commentator and chair, First-Year Graduate Student Conference, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (May 2)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

California State University San Marcos

Fall 2020       Historical Methods and Writing

Fall 2020       U.S. History, 1500-1877

Fall 2020       History Teaching Practicum

Spring 2020  U.S. History, 1500-1877

Spring 2020  History and Applied Media Technology

Fall 2019       U.S. History, 1500-1877

Fall 2019       U.S. Women's history

 

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

2020 – 2023    Committee on Academic Freedom, Organization of American Historians
2019  Selection Committee, Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research

2019  Contributor, The American Yawp: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook (http://www.americanyawp.com/)

2019 – 2023     Editorial Board Member, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

2018 – 2019     Hesburgh Libraries Graduate Student Advisory Panel, Notre Dame, IN

2016 – 2017     Committee Member, Department of History Professionalization Fund, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2016     Contributor, "The American Converts Database" (http://americanconverts.org/)

2016     Volunteer Transcriber, "New England’s Hidden Histories Church Records," Congregational Libraries & Archives, Boston, MA

2015     Contributor, "Women and Social Movements" (http://wasm.alexanderstreet.com/)

2015     Graduate Student Representative, Religion & Law Search Committee, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, St. Louis, MO

2014     Co-chair, Graduate History Association Conference, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2019 – present     Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

2016 – present     Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

2015 – present     Organization of American Historians

2014 – present     American Historical Association

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