Barbara Reeves-Elllington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Faculty Advisor, Phi Alpha Theta
For the 2012-2013 academic year Dr. Reeves-Ellington is an associate visiting research fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford. You can find out more about her research at RAI at: http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/fellows/reeves-ellington
B.A. (Hons.) University of London
M.A. and Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton
Dr. Reeves-Ellington’s research examines the significance of gender and religion to American cultural encounters in the nineteenth century. Her current work investigates the work of American Protestant missionaries in the Ottoman Empire from 1830 to 1908. She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Institute of Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1999-2000, and a fellow at the Leslie Humanities Institute, Dartmouth College, in fall 2002. She is a member of the editorial boards of Women and Social Movements International and Social Sciences and Missions (Le Fait Missionaire).
Dr. Reeves-Ellington is co-editor, with Kathryn Kish Sklar and Connie Shemo, of Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation, and the American Protestant Empire, 1812-1960 (Duke University Press, 2010). She is the author of "A Vision of Mount Holyoke in the Ottoman Balkans" ( Gender & History, 2004) and has contributed essays to Converting Cultures: Religion, Ideology, and Transformations of Identity (edited by Dennis Washburn and Kevin Reinhart, Brill, 2007), the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Volume 4 (edited by Suad Joseph, Brill, 2007), and American Missionaries and the Middle East: Foundational Encounters (edited by Heather Sharkey and Mehmed Ali Dogan, University of Utah Press, 2010).