The History faculty is a distinguished crew. Emeriti professors Kathy Roper and Ronald Isetti won "Professor of the Year" awards.  In 2013-2014, the honor went to Professor Myrna Santiago. In 2011, Professor Carl Guarneri won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for his work on United States history, particularly the Civil War.  In 2012, Brother Charles Hilken won the Faculty Service Award for his dedication to our student body and his devotion to the College. In 2013, Professor Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo won the Faculty Researcher-Scholar Award for her work on the history of American women. Congratulations to an outstanding department! 

Aeleah Soine  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  


  • M.A., Ph.D. History, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • B.A. History and Women's Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2003


  • Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) - University of Minnesota (2009)


  • Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Toronto, School of Nursing (2012)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship - University of Minnesota (2008)
  • Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies - Freie Universitt--Berlin (2007)


Selected Presentations

  • Permeating Borders: Nurses, Nations, and Trans-national Religious Networks in the Nineteenth Century. Soine, Aeleah (paper)
    Canadian Historical Association
    (June 05, 2013)
  • Modern American Nightingales: Health Care, Labor, and Victorian Nursing Nostalgia. Soine, Aeleah (paper)
    Western Association of Women Historians
    (May 18, 2013)


  • Soine, Aeleah. 2013. The Motherhouse and its Mission(s): Kaiserswerth and the Convergence of Transnational Nursing Knowledge, 1836-1865. In Transnational and Historical Perspectives on Global Health, Welfare, and Humanitarianism, eds. Fleischmann, Ellen, Grypma, Sonya , Marten, Michael and Okkenhaug , Inger-Marie. Kristiansand, Norway: Portal Forlag.
  • Soine, Aeleah. 2012. Introduction to Forum: The Art of Mentoring. Perspectives on History, January 00.
  • Soine, Aeleah. 2010. The Relation of the Nurse to the Working World: Professionalization, Citizenship, and Class in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States before World War I. Nursing History Review 18: 51-80.
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