Maria Mazzenga

Curator, American Catholic History Collections


Aquinas Hall 101

Maria Mazzenga has served as Curator of the American Catholic History Research Center since 2019. Prior to that, she served as Education Archivist since 2005. She holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Catholic University, where she is adjunct instructor in the Department of History and Department of Library and Information Science. She has created and managed the development of 30 primary document websites related to the American Catholic experience and works extensively in digital curation and public access with respect to archival materials. Her research and publications focus on archival outreach and education, and on U.S. society and culture in the 1920-1950 period. Her publications include American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht (Palgrave MacMillan 2009) and Washington 101: An Introduction to the Nation’s Capital (co-authored) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

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