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Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Emeritus Faculty

Ann M. Harrington

Title/s: Professor Emerita

Specialty Area: 19th & 20th Century Japanese History

E-mail: aharri1@luc.edu


Ann M. Harrington, BVM (B.A., Mundelein College, 1962; M.A., Asian Studies Washington University, 1967; MA, French Language and Literature, University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University, 1977) is Professor Emerita of History at Loyola University Chicago.  She joined the faculty of Mundelein College in 1969 and remained in the Loyola University Department of History after the latter institution absorbed the former.  She taught Japanese and East Asian History.  Professor Harrington is the author of four books including Creating Community: Mary Frances Clarke and Her Companions (Dubuque, Iowa: Mount Carmel Press, 2004) and the forthcoming Expanding Horizons: the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1919-1943 (Mount Carmel Press, forthcoming Winter 2014).  Over the course of her career, she earned numerous awards for her scholarship; most recently, the Living Tradition Award from the Loyola University Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage for exemplifying the Catholic tradition in life and research (2010).

Research Interests

19th and 20th Century Japan, Christianity and missionaries in Japan, Japanese women, imperialism, history of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Selected Publications

Expanding Horizons: The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1919-1943. Dubuque, Iowa: Mount Carmel Press, forthcoming, Winter 2014.

Creating Community: Mary Frances Clarke and Her Companions. Dubuque, Iowa: Mount Carmel Press, 2004.

Mundelein Voices: The Women’s College Experience, 1930-1991, co-edited with Prudence Moylan. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 2001. One chapter in the book as well, “A Class Apart: B.V.M. Sister Students at Mundelein College, 1957-1971,” 123-143.

Japan's Hidden Christians.  Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1993.


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