Dr. Kristine Alexander

Assistant Professor of History & Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Child and Youth Studies

Kristine Alexander’s research investigates how young people in the early to mid-twentieth century influenced and were affected by imperialism, colonialism, and war.  She is currently working on two projects: a book about the imperial and international histories of the Girl Guide Movement, and a study of Canadian families, children and letter-writing during the First World War.  Her recent and forthcoming publications include articles in Young People, Texts, Cultures and The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, as well as chapters in the following books: Colonial Girlhood/Colonial Girls (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming), Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming), A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service:Canadian and Newfoundland Girls and Women and the First World War (UBC Press, 2012), and Scouting Frontiers: Global Youth in the Scout Movement’s First Century (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009).