Kathryn G. Lamontagne

Lecturer, Social Sciences

Teaching Interests

Modern Britain and Ireland; gender; Western European history; immigration; public and social history; British Atlantic world

Research Interests

Catholic women in Britain; employing genealogy in micro- and cultural history; identity in immigration


Reconsidering Catholic Lay Womanhood: Pious Transgressors in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century England (London: Routledge, 2023).

Chapter in preparation: “The Dis/comfort of the Familial Matriarchive in Practice: The Papers of Sarah Pelletier (1884-1964),” in Family Archives and their Afterlives, 1400-present, ed. Imogen Peck (MUP).

“Margaret Fletcher and Christian Feminism: Creating a Catholic Women’s League” In Twentieth-Century Lay Catholic Action and Spirituality in Britain by Maria Power and Jonathan Bush (Cardiff: Catholic Record Society). Forthcoming.

“‘Our Three Selves:’ Radclyffe Hall and Mabel Batten’s Lived Catholicism,” Ecclesial Practices: Journal of Ecclesiology and Ethnography Vol. 9 (4 July 2022), 69–85. https://brill.com/view/journals/ep/9/1/ep.9.issue-1.xml

“POV: The Queen’s Jubilee is Cause for Celebration,” BU Today, June 3, 2022. https://www.bu.edu/articles/2022/pov-the-queens-platinum-jubilee-is-cause-for-celebration/

“Review of Catholic Social Teaching and Theologies of Peace in Northern Ireland: Cardinal Cahal Daly and the Pursuit of the Peaceable Kingdom,” The Journal of Social Encounters: Vol. 5: Iss. 2, 2022, p. 128-130.  https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/social_encounters/vol5/iss2/13

“The Manchester of America: Transmission of Northern Labor Unionism to Fall River, Massachusetts, 1880-1911” In English Ethnicity and Culture in North America by David Gleeson funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, United Kingdom (University of South Carolina Press: 2017).

Selected Conferences

Invited Talk, Plenary Address, Blackfriars, Oxford July, 2024
“Depictions of Catholic Womanhood in the British novel from the New Woman to Radclyffe Hall”

Invited, Book Talk (Humanities Forum) Providence College, October 2024

Northeast Conference on British Studies, Dalhousie, Halifax, October 2023
Chair and Presenter: Roundtable Discussion on Experiencing English History “Field Visits and Assignments in Boston University’s First Year Program in London”

Family Archives and their Afterlives, 1400-present, University of Birmingham, England with the Leverhulme Trust, July 28, 2023
“The Dis/comfort of the Familial Matriarchive in Practice: The Lived Catholicism of Sarah Pelletier (1884-1964)”

Catholic Record Society, 64th Annual Conference, July 12, 2022, York, England
“A Crucible: Creating the Catholic Women’s League”

Second International Conference on Lived Catholicism. Paradox and Prophecy: Why the Study of Lived Catholicism Matters, 15 November 2021, Durham University
“Gender, Faith, and Class: Lived Catholicism in Massachusetts, 1950-1955”

Catholic Record Society 63rd Annual Conference, 19 July 2021, London
“The Lived Catholicism of Sarah Croskery (1884-1964): Examples of the Centrality of Faith for the Northern Irish Diaspora”

Fellow 2020-2021, Pardee Center for Global Studies (BU), Institute for Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), Religion and World Affairs Colloquium

North American Conference on British Studies, November 2020
“Eve’s Breed: Radclyffe Hall, Mabel Batten, and Cultural Catholicism”

Northeast Conference on British Studies, October 2020
“St. John and Sex: Radclyffe Hall’s Conservative Catholicism”

New England Historical Association, October 2020
“When the Past is the Classroom: Merging ‘Reacting to the Past’ and Experiential Education”

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2020
CGS SGA “Out of Office, Office Hours” Roundtable: “New Women, Flappers, and ‘VSCO’ girls: Labeling the Female Body”

New England Historical Association, October 2019
“Mary in the World: Finding the ‘New’ Catholic Woman in Britain, 1880-1920”

Other Professional Activity or Awards

XCC Steering Committee, 2023-25

National Alumni Association Council, Providence College, 2021-2025

Pardee Center for Global Studies, Boston University, Institute for Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), Religion and World Affairs Colloquium, Fellow, 2020-2021, 2021-22

Royal Historical Society, Associate Fellow

Reacting to the Past Faculty Fellowship, Roger Williams University

President, Providence College South Coast Alumni Club (Past President, London Club)

Past member of the Royal Household (Royal Collection), Buckingham Palace

Teaching Fellowship, Scholar Abroad, Boston University (BU London)

Teaching Fellow of the Year, History, Boston University, 2008

Ault Fellowship, Boston University,