Cathy Rex's work has appeared in Studies in American Indian Literatures, Women's Studies, American Quarterly, College and Research Libraries, and Intercultural Education. Her essays have also appeared in Women's Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire, edited by Mary McAleer Balkun and Susan Imbarrato (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature in Higher Education, edited by Will Banks and John Pruitt (Peter Lang, 2019). Her book Anglo-American Women Writers and Representations of Indianness, 1629-1824 was released by Ashgate Publications in 2015, and her first edited collection, Public Memory, Race, and Heritage Tourism of Early America (co-edited with Dr. Shevaun Watson of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is forthcoming from Routledge in the fall of 2021.
- Race and gender in early America (1830 and before)
- Early American texts by and about women writers
- Early American texts by and about Native American writers
- Early American material and visual culture (gubernatorial seals, portraiture, heraldry)
- Ph.D., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (English: Early American literature)
- M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (English)
- B.S., Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (English Education)