Beautiful Woman – Beautiful Mind: A Look at Katherine Massoth

Katherine Massoth
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)- History
October 2008 – Present
University of Iowa

I would like to take some time to honor my friend Katherine Massoth. She is an absolutely amazing woman!!! She and I have had many fruitful and thought provoking conversations over the years. Katherine has an extraordinary personality, and I love her for that. Ms. Massoth recently won the Irene Ledesma Prize from the Coalition for Western Women’s History and the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation Fellow at the Huntington Library. The Irene Ledesma Prize from the Coalition for Western Women’s History is awarded to scholars who study women, gender, and minorities. She was so very happy to receive the prize and become a Huntington Library fellow. I am proud of her. She is a woman who will change the world with her knowledge, and one smile at a time. Katherine says that these awards are allowing her “to be in-residence at the Huntington Library for four months next spring (2013) to write.” Love it! Good gob Katherine!

Information on Katherine Massoth:

United States Women and Gender History, United States Mexico borderlands, Nineteenth-Century American West

Ph.D. Candidate (ABD): History, October 2008- Present- University of Iowa

Dissertation: “As is the Custom of the Country”: Gender, Cultural Practices, and Ethnic Identity in New Mexico and Arizona, 1846-1930

Primary Field: United States Women’s and Gender History (1776-1920), with a focus on women’s labor, the American West, and borderlands history; with Leslie Schwalm and Omar Valerio-Jiménez. Secondary Field: United States Cultural History (1820-1920); with Douglas Baynton. Tertiary Field: Colonial and Nineteenth Century Latin American History; with Catherine Komisaruk.

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6 Comments on “Beautiful Woman – Beautiful Mind: A Look at Katherine Massoth”

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words Says:

    I think you are right…your friend will change the world
    she already has changed hers because you are her friend..
    and you have a smile with such energy we feel it through cyberspace..
    (*sigh* to be able to be in a library of anykind to write! thats a dream!)
    you wrote of your friend honorablely here….
    Thank you for sharing….
    Take Care..

  2. So awesome! Congratulations Katherine!!

  3. Sahm Ataine King Says:

    Impressive. Congratulations to your friend, Ms. Massoth.

  4. I have nominated you for the Fabulous Blogger Award. You can get the details on my blog at.

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