Jacqueline deVries specializes in modern European and British social and cultural history.
Her scholarly research focuses on the intersections among gender, religion, science, and social movements. She is the author and editor of several books, including Women, Gender and Religious Cultures, 1800-1940 (Routledge, 2010), with Sue Morgan, and numerous essays and reviews in journals and edited collections. She is completing (for Palgrave) a social history of religion in Britain that places women’s experience at the center, and is editing a 4-volume collection of primary sources on “Religion in Britain, 1790-1930” for Routledge Historical Resources.
An advocate of making history accessible to public audiences, she serves on the board of the Hennepin History Museum and recently co-curated an exhibit, “Votes for Women: Hennepin County” on Minneapolis’s local suffrage movement, for which she conducted research on transatlantic suffrage connections and the role of religion and ethnicity in shaping women’s political cultures in Minnesota. She is also co-author (with Cheri Register) of Westminster Presbyterian Church’s sesquicentennial history, A Living Faith (2007).
As Director of General Education at Augsburg (2012-2019), she launched efforts to improve the University’s writing-across-the-curriculum program, strengthen the teaching of civic engagement, clarify the core learning outcomes, and develop the University’s assessment of student learning. She served as chair of the History department (2000-2009) and the Women’s Studies Program and Women’s Resource Center (1997-2001.) Committed to the internationalization of the curriculum, she has led many study-abroad trips to Germany, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, and the Czech Republic.
Her interest in strong historical pedagogy led her to write the Instructor’s Resource Manual for the best-selling western civilization textbook, McKay, Hill, Buckler, et al., A History of Western Society, 10th edition (Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2010) and to coordinate summer seminars for teachers of AP European history between 2005 and 2011.
- B.A. Calvin College
- M.A. University of Illinois-Urbana
- Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana