Alison Fletcher

W. Newton & Hazel A. Long Professor of History

Phone: (814)641- 3547
Office: Founders Hall 315
Office Hours: [Hours]


Alison Fletcher joined the Juniata College faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of history. She previously worked at as assistant professor of history at Kent State University from 2003 to 2007. She earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1992 from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She went on to earn a master's degree in history in 1995 and a doctorate in history in 2003, both from The Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Md. Fletcher is currently working on a book, Faith in Empire: The London Missionary Society and the Building of British Colonial Modernity, which is based on her doctoral research centering on how British evangelical missionaries functioned as part of the British empire in southern Africa and Madagascar and how returning missionaries and their converts came to England and became independent influences on colonial policy. At Juniata, she teaches introductory and upper-level courses on European history and has previously taught courses on British history, the British Empire, Women in Britain and The Historian's Craft. She has published several articles in professional journals, including Minerva: Journal on Women and War and History of Religions. She started her teaching career as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, working as a teaching assistant from 1994 to 1995. She held a series of jobs as an instructor in history from 1997 to 2003 at the University of Pennsylvania (1997, 2001-2003), St, Joseph's University (1997-1998), Cedar Crest College (1998), and Bryn Mawr College (2000). She has presented her research at various conferences, including the International Congress of Historical Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and the Conference on Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies at Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich. Fletcher received the 2006 Graduate Applause Teaching Award from Kent State and was named a Teaching Scholar in 2004. In 1992 she received the Helen Taft Manning History Prize.