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 280, Gender in North American History, online (Queen’s 2017-18)
HIST 124, Canada in the World, online (Queen's, 2016-17)
HIST 124, Canada in the World (Queen’s, 2015-16)

Teaching Assistantships

HIST 260, Canada from the Conquest to Present, online (Queen’s, 2017)
HIST 272, US Colonial Era to Present, online (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)


Forthcoming in 2017: “Racial Slavery and the Development of Gendered Power in the Quebec Gazette: The Role of Fugitive Slave and Slave Sale Notices, 1765‑1791.” Journal of Eastern Townships Studies 47.

“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

“Racial Slavery and Gendered Power in Early Quebec Newspapers: Fugitive, Slave, and Slave Sale Notices in the St. Lawrence Valley,” On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands, National Underground Railroad Conference, Cambridge, MD (May 2017)

“‘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, Sherbrooke, Qc (March 2016).

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

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

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


SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2015-2018)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015)
SSHRC Masters Scholarship (2011-2012)