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Saint Mary's College of CA
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Modern European History, 19th century, gender, transnational perspective, professionalization, citizenship, nursing, social welfare, religion, Germany.
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About Me

Aeleah Soine has a PhD in history from the University of Minnesota and is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. Her research interests include gender, transnational movements, nursing, and citizenship in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which are drawn together in her current manuscript project, Nursing Sisters: A Transnational History of German Nurses and Gendered Professionalization, 1836-1914. She is currently the project director of “Partners in Public History,” a community engagement program sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) to partner undergraduate students with local organizations to amplify the voice of ethnic communities in Public History narratives.

Recent Publications

“German Men and the “Gender Problem” in Nursing: Challenging the Politics of Marriage, Class, and Citizenship, 1900-1933, forthcoming in the German Studies Review (2018).

“Selling the (Anti-) Smoking Nurse: Commercialism and Tobacco Advertising in the American Journal of Nursing” (with Sioban Nelson), forthcoming in the Journal of Women’s History (November 2018).

“The Motherhouse and its Mission(s): Kaiserswerth and the Convergence of Transnational Nursing Knowledge, 1836-1865,” Chapter 1 of Transnational and Historical Perspectives on Global Health, Welfare, and Humanitarianism, edited by Ellen Fleischmann, Sonya Grypma, Michael Marten, and Inger-Marie Okkenhaug (Kristiansand, Norway: Portal Forlag, 2013).

“‘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 (2010): 51-80.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
5, 8
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Medicine, Public History, Religion, Women