UC Foundation Professor Michelle White holds a Ph.D. from York University and joined UTC’s History Department in 2001. She teaches World Civilizations II as well as upper-level survey courses on English history, Seminars in History, and Women in European history. In 2007 she received the UT Alumni Association (UTAA) Outstanding Teacher Award as well as the Student Government Association (SGA) Outstanding Professor Award.
Dr. 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 (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan) explores issues of diplomatic influence, global trade, and the changing tastes of Restoration England. At the heart of this work is an analysis of a queen whose domestic and foreign influence was much greater than earlier surmised.