A book by Christine Myers, visiting assistant professor of history at Monmouth College, has received a positive review in Victorian Studies, the journal of the North American Victorian Studies Association, which called her study of the rise of coeducation a “fascinating read.”
Myers is the author of “University Coeducation in the Victoria Era: Inclusion in the United States and United Kingdom.”
“Victorian Studies is the premier journal in her field,” explained Monmouth history department chair Stacy Cordery. “We are really proud of Christine for this extremely positive book review.”
In the review, published in the Spring 2013 issue of Victorian Studies, the University of Birmingham’s Ruth Watts wrote, “Myers is to be congratulated on a rare comparative study on higher education in the United Kingdom and the United States. She has achieved what must have been a mammoth task by focusing strictly on one topic: the integration of women into male universities and the response of society to this integration.”
Added Watts, “Myers refreshingly explores both the academic and the extracurricular lives of the students, realizing … that restrictions in the latter belied equality of provision or the free interaction of the sexes.”
Myers, who was previously a visiting lecturer at Monmouth in 2001, returned to the faculty in 2012 and teaches a variety of courses, including “Pirates of the Caribbean and the Barbary Coast” and “Global Cities,” which is part of the college’s Integrated Studies curriculum.
After completing her undergraduate work at Cornell College, she studied at Central Michigan University and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, to receive her master’s degree. Myers earned her Ph.D. from Strathclyde in 2000.