Department of History


Full-Time Professors Part-time Professors Adjunct and Emeritus Faculty In Memoriam

Full-Time Professors

Rosana Barbosa, Associate Professor
B.A. (Universidade Santa Ursula, Brazil), M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto) 
Latin America, Brazil, Migrations and Brazilian-Canadian Relations
Blake Brown, Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator, Atlantic Canada Studies
B.A. (Acadia), M.A. (York), LL.B. (Toronto), MA (Toronto), Ph.D. (Dalhousie)
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Canada, Legal History, Nova Scotia
Kirrily Freeman, Associate Professor (on leave 2018-2019)
B.A. (University of Guelph), M.A. (University of Edinburgh), Ph.D. (University of Waterloo) 
Modern Europe, France, Social and Cultural History 
Karly Kehoe, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities
Co-Chair of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland
Member of the Global Young Academy
B.A. Honours, Double Major History & Anthropology (Saint Mary's University), Ph.D. (University of Glasgow)
Religion, Migration, and Minority Identities in the British Atlantic
John Munro, Associate Professor (on leave 2018-2019)
B.A., M.A. (Simon Fraser University), Ph.D. (University of California - Santa Barbara) 
20th Century United States, Race, Cold War, Anticolonialism
Nicole Neatby, Associate Professor
Honours and Graduate Coordinator 
B.A. (Ottawa), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Montréal) 
Modern Canada, Quebec, Public History 
John G. Reid, Professor 
B.A. (Oxford), M.A. (Memorial), Ph.D. (New Brunswick) 
Colonial Northeastern North America, Maritime Provinces, Canadian Higher Education 
Bill Sewell, Associate Professor 
B.Sc. (Wisconsin - Madison), M.A. (California - Davis), Ph.D. (U.B.C.) 
China, Japan, Imperialism, Urban History 
Tim Stretton, Professor 
B.A. (Adelaide), LL.B. (Adelaide), Ph.D. (Cambridge) 
Tudor and Stuart Britain, Social and Legal History, Women's Legal Rights 
Xiaoping Sun, Assistant Professor
B.A. (Liaoning & Qiqihaer Normal University), M.A., Ph.D. (California, Santa Cruz)
China, Gender
Peter L. Twohig, Professor
Associate Dean of Arts (Curriculum and Student Affairs)
B.A., M.A. (Saint Mary's), Ph.D. (Dalhousie)
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Atlantic Canada, History of Health and Medicine
Michael E. Vance , Professor, Chair
B.A.(Simon Fraser), M.A. (York, UK), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Guelph) 
Modern Britain, British Migration, & Colonization
Lyndan Warner, Associate Professor 
B.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (Cambridge) 
Early Modern Europe, History of the Family, Print Culture 

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Part-Time Professors

Banoub, David BA Honours (Memorial University), MA (Carleton University), PhD (Carleton University)
Office: MN208 (Winter 2018)
Baker, Leslie BA (Mount Saint Vincent), MA (Dalhousie University), PhD (Univerity of Saskatchewan)
Office: MN216
Campbell, David BA (University of PEI), MA (University of Toronto), Ph.D. (University of Calgary) 
Office: MN216
French, Gregg Honours BA (University of Western Ontario), MA (University of Western Ontario), PhD (University of Western Ontario)
Research Interests: US History, Latin American History, Iberian History, International Relations
Office: MN208 (Winter 2018)
Saney, Isaac BA (Saint Mary's University), MA (Saint Mary's University), LL.B. (Dalhousie Law School), Ph.D. (University of London)
Sweeney, Mark BA (Saint Mary's University), MA (Saint Mary's University), Ph.D. (University Waterloo)
Office: MN229

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Adjunct Professors

Luca Codignola
DL (Rome)
MA (Toronto)
D Litt (Saint Mary's Hon.)

Roman Catholic church in the North Atlantic area in the early modern era
Mark McGowan
BA (Ottawa)
MA, Ph.D (Toronto)

Religious, social, and communications history of Canada and Ireland
Isaac Saney
BA (Saint Mary's)
MA (Saint Mary's)
PhD (University of London)

Africa, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Black Canadian history
Mark Sweeney
BA (Saint Mary's University)
MA (Saint Mary's University)
Ph.D. (University Waterloo)

Canadian History, War Crimes, Local & Community History

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Emeritus Professors

D. Owen Carrigan, Ph.D. (Maine) Crime and Punishment in Canada, U.S. Social
Colin Howell, Ph.D. (Cincinnati) (profile and publications) History of Sport, Canada, Atlantic Canada Studies; currently, Director of the Centre for the Study of Sport and Health at the Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary's University
James Morrison, Ph.D. (Ibadan) 
Atlantic World, Africa, Ethnicity and Immigration 
Terrance Murphy, Ph. D.   Religious history of Canada, especially Atlantic Canada
George F.W. Young, Ph.D. (Chicago)
Phone: 902-491-6433
Modern Europe, U.S. in the Twentieth Century, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Latin America

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Claire L. Halstead
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

B.A. University of Western Ontario, M.A. University of Kent, Ph.D. University of Western Ontario 

Claire L. Halstead is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. With a particular emphasis on Atlantic Canada, her research focuses on the Sisters of Service, a community of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1922. Claire's Postdoctoral Fellowship is under S. Karly Kehoe's Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities and the project is funded by the Sisters of Service. 

Claire is social and cultural historian specialising in Modern British and Canadian history. Her doctoral research, on which she has published, focused on British children who were evacuated to Canada during the Second World War. As a digital historian, she is the creator of the world's only British Child Evacuee Database and HExD, the Halifax Explosion Database. Her postdoctoral project intersects with her research on twentieth-century Canada, immigration, childhood, and war and society. 


In Memoriam

Richard Twomey, Professor
Professor Twomey passed away on May 28, 2009, 
B.A. (Eastern Connecticut), M.A., Ph.D. (Northern Illinois) 
Revolutionary and Early National America, U.S. Social and Intellectual

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