Gender, Quaker Studies, The Atlantic World, War and Peace
Ph.D. History, 2001
University of Alberta
Dissertation: "Keeping the Faith: Quaker Community Women in the Yonge Street Meeting, Upper Canada"
Supervisors: Dr. E. Jane Errington (Queen's/RMC) and Dr. David Mills (Alberta)
M.A. History, 1994
University of Alberta
Thesis: "Meanings of Motherhood: Maternal Experiences and Perceptions on Low Country South Carolina Plantations"
Supervisor: Dr. Susan L. Smith
B.A. History, 1993
University of Alberta
Professor, 2013 - present; Associate Professor, 2007-2013; Assistant Professor, 2004-2007
Department of History
Coordinator of History and Chair, Department of Geography, History, and Political and International Studies (2007-2010)
Trinity Western University
Sessional Lecturer, 1996-2004
Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta
Sessional Lecturer, 2000-2004
MacEwan University College
Sessional Lecturer, 2001-2004
Department of History, The King's University College
Term Instructor, 2004
Royal Military College of Canada
Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
Canadian Committee on Women's History (CCWH)
Canadian Society of Church History (CSCH)
Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA)
Friends Historical Association (FHA)
Native English Speaker
From Quaker to Upper Canadian: Faith and Community among Yonge Street Friends, 1801-1850, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.
"'I am getting a considerable of a Canadian they tell me': Connected Understandings in the Nineteenth Century Quaker Atlantic", accepted for publication in Quaker Studies 15, no.2, (March 2011), 227-245.
"A Quaker Concern for Pre-WWII Germany: Kathleen Hertzberg's 'Report of Visit to Germany, 14 April 1938-18 January 1939", Canadian Quaker History Journal 74 (2009): 1-32.
"Wrestling with the Lesser Evil: Quakers and the Sons of Freedom in Mid-Twentieth Century British Columbia", Canadian Quaker History Journal 73 (2008): 54-62.
“Thirty-One Hours on Grindstone Island: The Canadian and American Friends Service Committees’ Experiment in Civil Defence,” Canadian Quaker History Journal 71(2006): 22-32.
“Building, Sustaining, and Reforming Quaker Community in Upper Canada: Informal Education and the Yonge Street Women Friends,” Quaker History 94, 1(spring 2005): 1-23.
“Meanings of Motherhood: Maternal Experiences and Perceptions on Low Country South Carolina Plantations,” Past Imperfect, 5 (fall 1996): 37-79.
Chapters in Books:
“Leadership and Early Eighteenth Century Quakerism” in The Quakers, 1656–1723: The Evolution of an Alternative Community, eds. Richard C. Allen and Rosemary Moore (Philadelphia: Penn State University Press, forthcoming).
“From Apocalyptic Prophecy to Faithful Tolerability: George Whitehead and a Theology for the Eschaton Deferred,” in , eds. Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in press).
“Quakers and Mennonites in WWI,” in Canadian Churches and the First World War, ed. Gordon Heath (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014), 218-240.
“Quietist Quakerism, 1692 – ca. 1805,” in Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies, eds. Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 47-62.
“Suffering in Word and in Truth: Quaker Literature Seeks the Sublime,” in Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory, eds. Holly Faith Nelson, Lynn Szabo, and Jens Zimmermann (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010), 169 – 180.
“Mr Hills temper unbearable … think we had better part: The Diary of Sarah Welch Hill,” in Kathryn Carter, ed., The Small Details of Life: Twenty Diaries by Women in Canada, 1830-1996 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002), 59-94.
Review of Geoffrey Plank, John Woolman's Path to the Peaceable Kingdom: A Quaker in the British Kingdom, English Historical Review, The English Historical Review (2015), doi: 10.1093/ehr/ceu388.
Review of E. Jane Errington, Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities: Migration to Upper Canada in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century, University of Toronto Quarterly, 78, no. 1 (2009): 278 - 280.
Review of Lisa Chilton, Agents of empire: British Female Migration to Canada and Australia,
1860s-1930, Atlantis: A Woman Studies Journal 33, no. 2 (Spring 2009): http://forms.msvu.ca/atlantis/frame/volumes.htm.
Review of Liam Riordan, Many Identities, One Nation: The Revolution and Its Legacy in the Mid-Atlantic, Quaker History 97, no. 1(spring 2008): 51 – 53.
Shaping Research Frontiers: The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 1980-2005 for the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medication Research, 2005, 256 ms pages
“Hannah Clark Johnson Bailey,” “Mary Ann Church,” “Emma Coffin,” “Sarah Brown Ingersoll Cooper,” “Sarah Ann Dickey,” “Annis Bertha Ford Eastman,” “Jennie McCaine Peterson, “Women’s Ministerial Conference,” and “Mary Emma Woolley,” in The Westminster Handbook to Women in American Religious History, eds. Susan Hill Lindley and Eleanor J. Stebner, ouisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008, 11, 42, 44, 48, 59, 67, 170, 241, and 244.
“Women’s History Timeline,” Canada: Confederation to Present, Post-Confederation CD-ROM Project. Chinook Multimedia Inc., 2001.
“Leontyne Price” and “Venereal Disease/STDs,” in Angela M. Howard and Frances M. Kavenik, eds., Handbook of American Women's History, 2nd. ed., Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2000, 448, 596.
Recent Public Lectures and Research Presentations:
“Organizing for the Eschaton Deferred: Early Eighteenth Century Quaker Leadership and the end of Second Period Quakerism,” at the Quaker Studies Research Association Annual Meeting, 11 October 2014, Woodbrooke Quaker Studies Centre, Birmingham, UK.
“Reconciling Approaches to Non-Violence and Apartheid: Pacifist Conflict between Southern African Quakers and the AFSC in the 1970s and 1980s,” at the Canadian Society of Church History Annual Meeting, 29 May 2012, Waterloo, Ontario.
“Growing Pains: Contesting Ideological Space in an Emergent Gender Studies Institute,” with Allyson Jule, at the CCCU’s Changing Faces Conference, 1 October 2010, Abilene, Texas.
“‘I am getting a considerable of a Canadian they tell me’: Connected Understandings in the Nineteenth Century Quaker Atlantic,” at the Canadian Society of Church History Annual Meeting, 30 May 2010, Montreal, Quebec.
“Between the Government and the Universities: The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research,” with Carolee Pollock, at the Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, 4 September 2008, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland.
“‘The only thing we want is agreeable society’: A British North American Family and the Nineteenth Century Quaker Atlantic,” at the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, 28 June 2008, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, England.
“Putting Peace into Practice: Cold War Quaker Experiments in Civil Defense,” at the Canadian Society of Church History Annual Meeting, 28 May 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
“Suffering in Word and in Truth: Quaker Literature Seeks the Sublime,” at The Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, 10 May 2007, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia.
“Thirty-One Hours on Grindstone Island: The Canadian and American Friends Service Committees' Experiment in Civil Defence,” at the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, 24 June 2006, Guilford College, North Carolina.