Catherine Candy

Associate Professor

The University of New Orleans

Catherine Candy completed her PhD at Loyola University, Chicago, specializing in British imperial and gender history. Her first book, Priestly Fictions: Popular  Irish Novelists of the Early Twentieth Century (Dublin, Wolfhound: 1996) was a study of popular fiction of priests, their biographies and markets in a transnational frame. She is currently completing a manuscript which traces the career of Margaret Cousins, a mystical revolutionary who led an exciting political career in Ireland and England before migrating to India during the first world war. For four decades in India, Cousins was at the helm of the feminist and educational wings of the Indian freedom movement and a transnational coordinator of feminist internationalism in the interwar period.

Professor Candy is recipient of various scholarships and grants, such as the American Institute of Indian Studies fellowship for research in India. She has published in, among others, The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History and Women’s Studies International Forum.