Annie Huey

Doctoral Student

Graduate Assistant


Email: Annie Huey

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Annie Huey is a doctoral student studying American Catholic History with a specific interest in the devotional practices of lay women in the 20th century. Annie's other theological interests include faith in literature, the rise of the Nones, and ethnographies. Her master's thesis, defended at Xavier University in 2012, examined a local Catholic high school's initiation tradition in light of the teachings of the school's foundress, Saint Angela Merici. In addition to her theological research, Annie has worked as a high school religion teacher.

Courses Taught

  • REL 103: Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies


  • M.A. in Theology, Xavier University
  • B.A. in Theological Studies, Hanover College

Research Interests

My current research focuses on the writings and stories of American Catholic lay women in the 1950s. I am using these writings and stories as lenses to explore how these women understood their role as mothers and how their Catholic faith influenced this understanding.

Scholarly Publications and Presentations


Response to “Speculating on Catholic Women’s Ability to Speculate” by Sandra Yocum, University of Dayton’s Department of Religious Studies Colloquium, (Feb 2017)

“‘Happy Little Wives and Mothers?’: How Catholic Women in the 1950s Defined  Motherhood.” American Academy of Religion: Midwest Regional Conference, (March 2-3, 2018)

“A Fictional-Narrative Method: Katherine Burton’s Approach to Biographical Writing.” American Catholic Historical Association: Spring Meeting, (April 12-14, 2018)

“‘Just a Housewife’: Catholic Motherhood in the 1950s.” College Theology Society Annual Meeting (May 31-June 3, 2018)