Administration

Francine McKenzie
Chair, Department of History

Francine McKenzie

Position: Professor
Email: fmckenzi@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84964

Office: LWH 2201B
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm or by appointment.

Research Interests

Professor McKenzie is an international historian who works on the history of international organizations, global trade, and the British Commonwealth – especially on Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Currently Teaching:

IR 4702G - Contemporary Challenges in the Global Community
HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 9823B - Professional Development

 

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Jonathan F.W. Vance
Undergraduate Chair

Jonathan F.W. Vance

Position: Professor
Email: jvance@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84974
Office: LWH 2247
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-2:00pm and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Vance teaches military history, Canadian history, and social memory. His current research focuses on the First World War, Canadian culture, and prisoners of war. He also curates the Wartime Canada collection.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 2186B - Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K
HIS 4709E - The First World War: A Revolutionary Experience


Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Nancy Rhoden
Graduate Chair

Nancy Rhoden

Position: Associate Professor
Email: nrhoden@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84970
Office: STVH 2122
Office Hours: Thursdays 9:00am-10:30am and Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Rhoden is a specialist in colonial British America and the American Revolution, with particular interests in religious and social history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present
HIS 9307B - Early America and the Atlantic World

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Michael Dove
Director 2018/2019, and Internship Coordinator, M.A. Public History Program

Michael Dove

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: mdove2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84996

Office: LWH 1207
Office Hours:
Mondays 12:00pm-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Dove specializes in public history, early Canadian history, and the business and social history of the global maritime world in the Early Modern Period (c.1500-1800). He is especially interested in the operation of commercial trading companies including the Hudson’s Bay Company, as well as the growth and decline of piracy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2188A/B - Pirates & Piracy on the World’s Seas and in the Public Imagination
HIS 3813E - Public History


Maya Shatzmiller
Director, Middle East & North Africa Research Group (MENARG)

Maya Shatzmiller

Position: Professor
Email: maya@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84994

Office: LWH 2229
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-4:00 and Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

Research Interests

Professor Maya Shatzmiller is a specialist in the social and economic history of the medieval Islamic world and author of several books on the subject, among them 'Labour in the Medieval Islamic World' and 'Women's property Rights in 15th century Granada'. Her project of writing the economic history of medieval Islamic societies in several volumes is under way with the current volume devoted to the monetary history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2607F - A Basic Introduction to the History of the Middle East
HIS 2608G - The Making of the Modern Middle East
HIS 3605E - Crusaders and Moslems in the Twelfth Century
HIS 9601A - Roots of Underdevelopment: An Economic History of the Islamic Middle East

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Aldona Sendzikas
Co-Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Aldona Sendzikas

Position: Associate Professor
Email: asendzi2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84377

Office: LWH 1222
Office Hours: Fall term: Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm (and by appointment).
Winter term: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm (and by appointment).

Research Interests

Professor Sendzikas specializes in 20th century U.S. and military history. Her research interests include the U.S. Submarine Service, particularly during WWII; prisoner of war issues;Canada-U.S. relations; and Cold War culture and society

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2137B - Draft Dodgers, Hippies, and Black Panthers: The US in the 1960s
HIS 3310G - Advanced American Studies: Being American
HIS 3326F - Atomic America: The United States During the 1950s
HIS9308A - The United States and the Cold War

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Laurel Shire
Co-Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Laurel Shire

Position: Associate Professor
Email: lshire@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84991

Office: LWH 2226
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1:00-3:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Shire is a social and cultural historian whose research focuses on the United States in the nineteenth century, especially the relationship between race, gender, and U.S. expansion. Her research connects scholarship on North American borderlands, Western and Southern U.S. history, the Atlantic world, Native and African American studies, and women’s history.

Currently Teaching: 

AS 2310F - American Nightmare: An Introduction to American Studies (Fall Term)

HIS 3306F - The United States in the Nineteenth Century (Fall Term)

HIS 4396G - Select Topics in US History (Winter Term)

HIS 9819B - Social and Cultural Theories: How to (Pretend You Can) Explain Everything that Ever
                     Happened

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