I'm a historian and currently chair of the Department of Geography, History, Political and International Studies.I am also one of four co-directors of Trinity's new Gender Studies Institute.
I teach and research in Atlantic History - swashbuckling pirates; sugar, coffee, tea, and chocolate; the transatlantic slave trade; fascinating religious groups like Quakers (no, they don't all look like the guy on the oatmeal box) - War and Peace (frankly I'm a fan of the latter, rather than the former), and gender (that includes stuff like how our societies have defined masculinity and femininity - like why is a guy in a dress "odd" to us, but a guy wearing a kilt is "perfectly normal"?).
In the summer of 2008 I blogged about travelling to do research and attend conferences. Now that we're back into the regularly-scheduled academic year, I'll be blogging about events, ideas, and the students that make TWU such a vital university.
Recent Blog Entries...
- Finding a Direction in a New Placeby Robynne Healey on Jul. 4th, 2008 at 11:13am
- Writing a Conference Paperby Robynne Healey on Jun. 10th, 2008 at 4:25pm
- I'm Off to my First Conferenceby Robynne Healey on Jun. 2nd, 2008 at 2:26pm
- An Historian's Summer "Vacation"by Robynne Healey on Jun. 2nd, 2008 at 2:26pm