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 BrownProfessor
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

Leslie Digdon, Assistant Professor
BA (Mount Saint Vincent), MA (Dalhousie University), PhD (Univerity of Saskatchewan)

Kirrily Freeman, Associate Professor 
Honours and Graduate Coordinator 
B.A. (University of Guelph), M.A. (University of Edinburgh), Ph.D. (University of Waterloo) 
Modern Europe, France, Social and Cultural History 
Heather Green, Assistant Professor
B.A. Honours (Cape Breton University), M.A. (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
Environmental, Indigenous, Northern Canada, mining, tourism, health

Karly Kehoe, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities
B.A. Honours (Saint Mary's University), Ph.D. (University of Glasgow)
Religion, Migration, and Minority Identities in the British Atlantic
Nicole Neatby, Professor 
B.A. (Ottawa), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Montréal) 
Modern Canada, Tourism, Public History 
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 (Fall 2019 sabbatical)
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 (2019-20 sabbatical)
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 (Fall 2019 sabbatical)
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)

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Adjunct Professors

David Campbell
BA (University of PEI)  
MA (University of Toronto)
PhD (University of Calgary)

Military/Diplomatic, First World War, British imperial, ancient Egypt 
Jill Campbell-Miller 
BA Honours (Saint Mary's University)
MA (University of Waterloo)
PhD (University of Waterloo)

Canadian political history, history of development and development assistance, history of South Asia, and British imperial history
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, PhD (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)
PhD (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
John Reid, Ph.D.
Colonial Northeastern North America, Maritime Provinces, Canadian Higher Education 

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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