My new research concentrates on the gendered nature of international politics and law. I find it fascinating that in 1915 during the First World War, over a thousand women met at The Hague to find ways to end the war. At a time when women were not seen as creditable political actors, female peace activists sought to find ways towards a sustainable peace.


Faith in Empire: Politics at the Heart of the Religious Mission, 1790-1840.  (in progress)

Journal Articles

"'Like Barnabus and Saul': A Malagasy Converts in Britain 1839-1841," Journal of Religious History, 38/4 (2014).

"Recruitment and Service of Māori Soldiers in World War One," Itinerario 38/3 (2014).  

‘“Mother Seacole”:  Victorian Domesticity on the Battlefields of the Crimean War,’ Minerva: Journal on Women and War  n.s. 1/2 (Fall 2007): 7-21.

Book Reviews

Beth Newman, Subjects on DisplayJournal of British Studies, 44 (2006).  

Gwyn Campbell, History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750-1895:  The Rise and Fall of an Island EmpireJournal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 6 (2005).