Department of History


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

Full-Time Professors

Rosana Barbosa, Professor 
B.A. (Universidade Santa Ursula, Brazil), M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto) 
Latin America, Brazil, Migrations and Brazilian-Canadian Relations
Blake BrownProfessor (Sabbatical 2020/21)
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)
History of science and technology, medicine, gender and the social history of North America and Europe
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
Graduate Coordinator, Atlantic Canada Studies
B.A. Honours (Saint Mary's University), Ph.D. (University of Glasgow)
Religion, Migration, and Minority Identities in the British Atlantic
Nicole Neatby, Professor (Sabbatical 2020/21)
B.A. (Ottawa), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Montréal) 
Modern Canada, Tourism, Public History 
Bill Sewell, Professor (Sabbatical 2020/21)
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 (Sabbatical 2020/21)
B.A.(Simon Fraser), M.A. (York, UK), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Guelph) 
Modern Britain, British Migration, & Colonization
Lyndan Warner, 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: MN216
Hefler, H. Matthew
Office MN208
Joudrey, Susan
Office: MN216
Knapp, Adrian
Office: MM219
Wright, Brendan

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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
Willeen Keough

Negotiations of gender and ethnicity; contested ethnic terrains and communal violence; interaction between formal and informal belief systems; cultural memory
Mark McGowan 
BA (Ottawa)
MA, PhD (Toronto)

Religious, social, and communications history of Canada and Ireland
Scott McLean

British and European history
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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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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