Patricia Cleary, Ph. D.Title: Professor Credentials: B.A., Rice University Ph.D., Northwestern University Contact Information: Patricia.Cleary@csulb.edu 562 985-4419 Office: FO2-212 California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., MS 1601
Long Beach, CA 90840-1601
Patricia Cleary’s research interests lie in the area of early American history. Her early research was on the intersections of gender and commerce in British America, featured in her biography of Elizabeth Murray, Elizabeth Murray: A Woman’s Pursuit of Independence in Eighteenth-century America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000), and on the NEH-funded website based on Murray’s life, The Elizabeth Murray Project: A Resource Site in Early American History (www.csulb.edu/elizabethmurray), 2002-2013. More recently, she has turned to the study of early St. Louis. A St. Louis native, she explored the complex social, economic, and political dynamics of this French-speaking outpost of the Spanish empire in The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis (University of Missouri Press, 2011). She is researching the life, death, and afterlife of Indian mounds in the St. Louis area for a new book.
- Mound City: The Place of the Indian Past and Present in St. Louis (work-in-progress, under contract with University of Missouri Press).
- The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis (University of Missouri Press, 2011).
- Elizabeth Murray: A Woman’s Pursuit of Independence in Eighteenth-century America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000
Honors and Awards
- Center for Missouri Studies Fellowship, 2017.
- Mellon Research Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, Summer 2011.
- Butcher Scholar Fellowship, Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center, 2005-2006.
- National Endowment for the Humanities, “We, the People” award, Grants for Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development, 2004-2007.