Whitney B. Howarth

Whitney Howarth

Associate Professor of History

BA, Moravian College; MA, PhD, Northeastern University
Email: wbhowarth@plymouth.edu

Dr. Whitney Howarth is a newly arrived member of the faculty here at PSU but has been teaching world history and women’s history for nearly five years.  She became interested in gender studies when she took a class in high school on “Victorian Women” and has since taken several courses on women in international politics, feminist methodology, revolutionary females, and women’s activism in the developing world.  Whitney did her doctoral research in India and finished her PhD at Northeastern University in Boston in 2004. Trained as a globalist, her specialty is South Asia and she teaches “Sex and Empire in Colonial India” and “Women and Global Colonialism” (focusing on India , Algeria , Honduras and international export processing zones).  She is a proud member of the Women Studies Council and supporter of the WS minor!

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