Education

Ph.D., York University, 2001

M.A., York University, 1994

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

 

Research

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 (Ashgate, 2006) as well as a chapter on Henrietta Maria in Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England (University of Nebraska Press, 2009).  She has reviewed books for H-Albion, The Journal of British StudiesRenaissance Quarterly, History: Review of New Books, The Canadian Journal of History and The Historian and has contributed ten biographical entries to A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Routledge, 2017).

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.

 

Courses

World History to 1400

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, 1000-1800

Rhetoric and Writing in History

Medieval Europe, c. 476-1400

Early Modern Europe, c. 1450-1789

 

Awards

UTC Faculty Grant, 2017

CAS Travel Grant, 2016

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

Ten biographical entries to A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Routledge, 2017).

“‘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.