Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

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Ph.D. Candidate 
Women and gender, colonial North America


Phone:  613-533-2150
Fax:  613-533-6298



MA (History), Brock University, 2012
BA (Honours History), Bishop's University, 2011


My research interests in women and gender in British North America have drawn me to consider the relationship between gender and politics in the Province of Quebec and Lower Canada. Under the supervision of Dr. Jane Errington, my dissertation project examines gender and political language in the Quebec press under the British regime. I completed my major and minor fields of study in colonial North America and 19th Century US.

Teaching Fellowships

HIST 124, Canada in the World, online (Queen's, 2016)

HIST 124, Canada in the World (Queen’s, 2015)

Teaching Assistantships

HIST 272, US Colonial Era to Present (Queen’s, 2015)
HIST 209, Themes in Canadian History (Queen’s, 2015)
HIST 216, American Civil War and Reconstruction (Queen’s, 2013)
HIST 2P15, US 1607-1865 (Brock, 2011)
HIST 2P16, US 1865-Present (Brock, 2012)


“Crocker, Hannah Mather.” In The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment. Edited by Mark G. Spencer, 308-310. New York and London: Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, 2015.

Conference Presentations

“‘Will Feel Like Men’: Race, Gender and the Development of the Public Sphere in the Quebec Gazette/La Gazette de Quebec, 1764-1791,” Quebec Past & Present: Annual Colloquium on Quebec Studies, Bishop’s University (March 2016).

 “Gender and the Language of Politics in Quebec’s Public Sphere,” McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History, Queen’s University (March 2015)

“Beyond Republican Motherhood: Hannah Mather Crocker and Women's Politics in New England, 1775-1830,” Pierre Savard Conference, University of Ottawa (May 2013)

“‘For Free Air’: Hannah Mather Crocker and Women’s Rights in Republican America,” Future Histories: Graduate Student History Conference, Brock University (March 2012)


SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2017)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015)
SSHRC Masters Scholarship (2011-2012)