Michael Carrafiello

Michael Carrafiello

Professor of History

Rentschler Hall 220


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • MA, Vanderbilt University
  • BA, Rollins College

Teaching and Research Interests

  • England since 1485
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • Colonial America

Courses Recently Taught

  • HST 112 Survey of U.S. History
  • AMS/HST 367 The United States in the 1960s

Selected Publications

  • "Diplomatic Failure: James Buchanan's Inaugural Address," Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, vol. 77, no. 2, Spring 2010
  • “St. Paul and the Polemicists: The Robert Parsons-Thomas Morton Exchanges, 1606-1610,” The Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2009
  • “Archives of Passion: Using Love Letters to Teach the Methods of Historical Enquiry,” AURCO Journal, Spring 2009
  • Robert Parsons and English Catholicism, 1580-1610, Associated University Presses, 1998

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Principal Investigator for several ongoing Teaching American History Grants from the U.S. Department of Education, on behalf of Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, Princeton, Northwest, and Mason Schools
  • Honors for Excellence Medal, Hamilton City School District, October 2003

Work in Progress

Dr. Carrafiello’s current book project is entitled A “House Divided”: The Democratic Party on the Eve of Civil War, 1856-60.