Ph.D., York University, 2001

M.A., York University, 1994

B.A. (Hons.), Memorial University, 1992



Professor White’s primary research focuses on Stuart England, principally the roles of queens consort.  Among her publications include the monograph Henrietta Maria and the English Civil Wars (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) as well as a chapter on Henrietta Maria in Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009).  She has reviewed books for H-Albion, The Journal of British Studies, The Canadian Journal of History/Annals canadiennes d’histoire and The Historian and has contributed ten biographical entries to A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Aldershot: Ashgate, forthcoming).

Dr. White’s most recent research project examines the life of Charles II’s queen consort Catherine of Braganza.  Her thematic biography Catherine of Braganza: Charles II’s Neglected Queen explores issues of diplomatic influence, global trade, and the changing tastes of Restoration England.



World Civilizations, 1000-1800

History of England to 1688

History of England 1688 - the Present

Elizabethan England

Tudor and Stuart England

Women in European History



Ruth Holmberg Grant for Faculty Excellence, 2014

UTC Faculty Research Grant, 2003, 2013 

UTC Council of Scholars – elected member, 2013

UT-Alumni Association Outstanding Professor Award, 2007

Student Government Association Outstanding Teacher Award, 2007

UTC Faculty Development Grant, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011

UC Foundation Summer Fellowship, 2006, 2010


Publication Highlights

Catherine of Braganza:  Charles II’s Neglected Queen.  In Progress.

A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (eds. Carole Levin, Michele Osherow, and Anna Riehl), under contract with Ashgate Publishing.  Ten entries.

“‘She is the Man and Raignes’: Popular Representations of Henrietta Maria during the English Civil Wars,” in Robert Bucholz and Carole Levin (eds.), Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England.  Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 2009. 

Henrietta Maria and the English Civil Wars.  Aldershot:  Ashgate Publications Ltd, 2006.