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Queen's University

Carolyn Harris

Ph.D. (History), Queen's University, 2012

Carolyn Harris completed her doctorate in history at Queen's University in 2012. Her dissertation focused on Queen Henrietta Maria of England and Scotland and Queen Marie Antoinette of France, discussing how these figures conceived their own roles as wife, mother and head of royal households and how they informed popular discourse during the English Civil Wars and French Revolution. Carolyn attended Birkbeck College, University of London from January-July, 2009 as a Visiting Overseas Research Student. She has taught a wide range of undergraduate courses at Queen's University including HIST 121 "The Intellectual Origins of the Contemporary West" and HIST 321 "Society and Culture of Europe 1500-1800."

Carolyn is an expert in the history of European monarchy and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC Radio 5, CBC syndicated radio, Radio Canada International, TVO's "The Agenda," The Toronto Star, the National Post and the Globe and Mail. Her writing concerning the historical context for issues facing the British monarchy today has appeared in the Globe and Mail and Kingston Whig-Standard.

For complete links to Carolyn's royal history interviews and article, as well as her royal history blog, see

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