About

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine and specialize in Early American and Canadian history. I received my Bachelor’s from the University of California, San Diego and my Master’s from the University of Maine. My dissertation will compare the evolution and relationship of Baptists in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes between 1780 and 1840. I am particularly interested in how the Baptists formed a trans-border community and identities through the proliferation of print. I will graduate May 2022. 

My thesis examined the education contributions of Reverend Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine during the early republic. Religion and education were often inseparable in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Education and print culture will therefore continue to influence my dissertation.

I recently received a 2021 Summer Dissertation Writing Fellowship from the University of Maine Graduate School. 

I recently worked with the Castine History Partners to create a historic walking tour app. The Castine History Partners recently won an award from Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism (DART) for their work on the app. You can learn more here.

Brittany Goetting’s Curriculum Vitae 

Contact: brittany.cathey@maine.edu


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