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Susan B. Whitney

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Princeton), M.A. (Brown), Ph.D. (Rutgers)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1409
Office:420 Paterson Hall

Research Interests

  • European youth and women’s history
  • French Communism and Catholicism
  • 20th century social and political history

Honours and Awards

2013 Visitor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey

Select Publications

Mobilizing Youth: Communists and Catholics in Interwar France (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2009).

“Communism:  Overview” and “Communism: The Fall of Communism” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, edited by Peter N. Stearns (New York and Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2008), Vol. 2,  265-270 and 276-279.

“Communist Youth” in Paula S. Fass, ed., Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society (New York:  Macmillan Reference USA, 2004),  224-226.

“Gender, Class, and Generation in Interwar French Catholicism:  The Case of the Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne Féminine,” Journal of Family History, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Oct. 2001),  480-507.

“The Communist Movement and Women” in Peter N. Stearns, ed., The Other Side of Western Civilization:  Readings in Everyday Life, Vol. II, 5th Edition (Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 2000), 334-343.

“History through the Lens of Gender,” Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 1999),  193-2002.

Recent Graduate Supervisions

Katherine Taylor, “The Year of the War Bride:  the Commemoration, Representation and Remembering of Canadian War Brides,” M.A. Research Essay (Public History), 2007 (co-supervision with Joanna Dean).

Alexander Comber, “Media and Empire at the 1931 Colonial Exhibition,” M.A. Research Essay (Public History), 2007.

Jennifer Wilson, “Exhibiting France in America:  The French Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair of 1939,” M.A. Thesis, 2006.

Sarah Futterer, “Redefining the Movement:  SNCC and the ‘Beloved Community,’ 1960-1964,” M.A. Thesis, 2004.