Visiting Senior Lecturer in English
Journalism ethics, narrative non-fiction, and slavery in colonial New England
Catherine S. Manegold is an award-winning journalist and author who covered international affairs, politics, social issues and wars as a staff writer with the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Philadelphia Inquirer before turning her attention to longer works of non-fiction. Early in her career, Manegold worked as a foreign correspondent with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsweek. After joining the staff of the New York Times, she covered national and international politics, diverse cultural issues and wrote frequently for the paper’s Week in Review section and the Sunday magazine. In 1993 Manegold was part of the New York Times staff awarded the Pulitzer Prize for that newspaper’s coverage of the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center.
Manegold is the author of Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North (Princeton University Press, 2010) and In Glory's Shadow: The Citadel, Shannon Faulkner, and a Changing America (Knopf, 2000). Her work has also appeared at various times in Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, International Economy, Art News and selected anthologies.
At Emory University, Manegold served as the James M. Cox Professor of Journalism (2001-2006). At Mount Holyoke, Manegold teaches Journalism History and Ethics, Narrative non-fiction, Introduction to Journalism, and Story Trackers, a freshman seminar examining the translation of non-fiction into film.
- "Manegold Sizes Up the Murdoch Scandal," Office of Communications, July 21, 2011
- "Catherine S Manegold on Narrative Non-Fiction," The Browser, August 9, 2010
- "Manegold Book Reviewed in NY Times," The New York Times, March 18, 2010
- "Slavery in New England," Odyssey Bookshop, March 25, 2010
- "MHC's Manegold Reaps Praise for New Book," Office of Communications, January 21, 2010