Dr. Carolyn Harris is a historian based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She currently teaches history at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies. Carolyn completed her PhD in history at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada in May, 2012. She completed six months of her doctorate at Birkbeck College, University of London in 2009 as a visiting overseas research student.
Carolyn’s doctoral dissertation, “Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette: Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe” compares the public perception of Queen Henrietta Maria of England and Queen Marie Antoinette of France as wives, mothers and heads of royal households prior to the English Civil Wars and French Revolution.
Carolyn is an expert in the history of European monarchy and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC Radio 5, CBC syndicated radio, Radio Canada International, TVO’s “The Agenda,” The Toronto Star, the National Post and the Globe and Mail. Her writing concerning the historical context for issues facing the British and Canadian monarchies today has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Bloomberg News, Toronto Sun and Kingston Whig-Standard. She was recently profiled in the Queen’s History Department alumni magazine.
Carolyn is available to give talks and interviews on all aspects of royal history, Canada and the monarchy, and the history of Early Modern Europe (1500-1800). She is also available as a historical consultant, presenter or contributor to television, radio, print and online media.
For all enquiries contact:
E-mail: Carolyn dot Suzanne dot Harris at gmail dot com