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Elizabeth Prevost

Associate Professor
Department Chair of History


Elizabeth Prevost received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University and B.A. from Trinity College (CT). Her research focuses on the history of gender, colonialism, and Christianity, and she teaches classes on modern Britain and Europe, the British Empire, and Sub-Saharan Africa.  She is the author of The Communion of Women: Missions and Gender in Colonial Africa and the British Metropole (Oxford University Press, 2010), a study of the intersection of religious encounters and British feminism in the late 19th & early 20th centuries. Currently she is at work on several new projects that consider the role of global humanitarianism and feminism in the production of colonial knowledge, reform, and dissent in the interwar and postwar periods.  She enjoys choral music, travel, and good food.    

Campus Phone: 

(641) 269-4958


(641) 269-4733

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On-Campus Address: 

306 Mears Cottage
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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