Adjunct Faculty

Shauna Devine

Shauna Devine

Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: sdevine7@uwo.ca

Professor Devine's research and teaching interests focus on the social, cultural and military history of the United States, particularly the Civil War era, with a special interest in medicine and science during and after the war. Her first book, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science. (The University of North Carolina Press, 2014), examines the work of doctors who served in the Union Medical Department, and explores how their innovations in the midst of crisis transformed northern medical education and gave rise to the healing power of modern health science. Professor Devine's next research project tentatively entitled Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Civil War South and Reconstruction examines medical practice in the Civil War south, which will be published as a companion volume to her work on medical practice in the north. She  is also working on two commissioned works from the United States Army Medical Department in conjunction with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, which examine the larger impact of war on American medicine. 


Peter J. Henshaw

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Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: phenshaw@pco-bcp.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-952-4898

Research Interests

Dr. Henshaw studies British imperial and Commonwealth history, with a particular focus on 20th century southern Africa and Canada. His current interest is in John Buchan and identity formation in the “British world”, including the origins of multiculturalism. He has also worked on the military and bureaucratic politics of Anglo-Canadian decisions leading to the launch the Dieppe raid in 1942.


Andrew Iarocci

Andrew Iarocci

Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: aiarocc@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-3645
Office: LWH 2237

Research Interests

Adjunct Assistant Professor Iarocci's research interests encompass twentieth-century warfare, military transportation and procurement, and more generally, the material culture of modern conflict.


Vivian McAlister

Vivian McAlister

Position: Adjunct Professor
Email:vmcalist@uwo.ca

Dr. McAlister is a physician who researches the medical and military history of Canada. He was a transplant surgeon and a military surgeon before joining the department of history. He is the Canadian president of the James IV Association of Surgeons. His selected works are available here.


Geoffrey C. Stewart

Geoffrey C. Stewart

Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: gstewa4@uwo.ca

Research Interests

I am international historian whose research focuses on the United States in the World, situating America’s global engagement at the intersection of decolonization and the Cold War.

Master's level supervisory privileges


Mark Tovey

Mark Tovey

Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Email: mark@uwo.ca
PhD, Carleton, 2011

Professor Tovey studies the history of astronomy and space travel, with a special interest in the material culture of astronomical instruments, models, and art. He is the curator of the Cronyn Observatory. He also works on the development of online projects involving digital platforms, partnering in the award-winning Hear Here London.


Jeffery Vacante

Jeffery Vacante

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: jvacant2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 89269
Office: STvH 2124

Research Interests

Professor Vacante is a Canadian historian who specializes in the intellectual, political, and gender history of Quebec. His work examines Quebec nationalism in the twentieth century.

Master's and Co-Doctoral Level supervisory privileges