Catherine Clinton holds the Denman Chair in American History at the University of Texas in San Antonio and an international research professorship at Queen’s University Belfast.
She has served on the executive council of the Society of American Historians and on the Advisory Committee of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission, and remains on advisory boards for Civil War History , Civil War Times, The President’s Cottage and Soldier’s Home and Ford’s Theatre.
In 2016, she serves as President of the Southern Historical Association, with her Presidential Address at the Trade Winds Resort, St. Pete’s Beach, November 3-6, 2016.
Clinton has written and edited over 25 books, from children’s fiction about Phillis Wheatley to the Columbia Guide to American Women in the Nineteenth Century–from booklets for the National Park Service to poetry anthologies.
Her first book, The Plantation Mistress: Woman’s World in the Old South, appeared in 1982 & was as a selection of the History Book Club, and her 2004 biography of Harriet Tubman, was named as one of the best non-fiction books of 2004 by the Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune. Mrs. Lincoln: A Life was published by Harper Collins in 2009 and she served as a consultant for Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln.
In 2016 Louisiana State University Press will publish her Fleming Lectures: Stepdaughters Of History: Southern Women and The Civil War.