Jane Crosthwaite

Jane Crosthwaite

Professor of Religion & Chair of Religion

Contact:
203 Skinner Hall
413-538-2379

Jane Crosthwaite received her Bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and her Ph.D. from Duke. She is one of the founding members of the Women's Studies Program, and teaches courses in women in American religious history. Professor Crosthwaite also teaches courses in ethics. Her research is primarily directed toward a study of the drawings produced by the Shaker sisters during the mid-nineteenth century period known as the Era of Manifestations. She and her co-editor, Christian Goodwillie, have a book on the first Shaker hymnal (1812-1813) due out in early 2008. The book, Millennial Praises, will feature Goodwillie's work on early Shaker music and Professor Crosthwaite's analysis of Shaker theology.