Curriculum Vitae:
Robert Penner

806 Gregson Street #204
Durham, North Carolina
NC 27701
(919) 680-6306
rgp6@duke.edu

Citizenship:
Canadian

Languages:
Fluent in English
Can speak some French
Can read and translate French

Education

Doctorate of Philosophy, currently enrolled in third year

Department of History, Duke University
Concentrations: 19th century British Empire, mission history, history of capitalism, history and anthropology
Thesis: A Microhistory of the British Empire – Evangelical Christianity, Global Networks and Local Experience in the Long Nineteenth Century (tentative title)
Advisor: Dr. Susan Thorne

Master of Arts in Religious Studies, October 2005

Department of Religion, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Concentrations: Religion and revolution, politics and religion, theories of religion
Thesis: Ideology or Mentalité?: Religion and the Historiography of the French Revolution
Advisor: Dr. Johannes Wolfart

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies , October 1995

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Concentrations: Religious Studies (major), Asian Studies (minor)

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant , January 2008 – May 2008
Dr. Edward Balleisen, Department of History, Duke University
- American Business History

Teaching Assistant , January 2007 – May 2007
Dr. Edward Balleisen, Department of History, Duke University
- Modern American Legal History

Research Assistant , September 2006 – April 2007
Dr. Susan Thorne, Department of History, Duke University
- Missionaries and the Plantation

Sessional Lecturer , Spring sessions 2006 through 2008
Religion Department, University of Brandon
- Lectured World Religions A (Eastern), World Religions B (Western),

Teaching and Research Assistant , periodically from 2000 to Spring 2004
Religion Department, University of Manitoba

Paper Presentations and Publications

History Department Colloquium, DukeUniversity, March 2007
““Imaginary Wants” Christianity, Consumption and Cannibalism in the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade”

Religion Department Colloquium, University of Manitoba, April 2003
“Ideology or Mentalité?: Religion and the Historiography of the French Revolution”

Awards, Scholarships

August Dyck Award , University of Manitoba 1996

Ruth and Gordon Harland Award , University of Manitoba 2000

History Department Summer Research Award , Duke University 2007

Center for Canadian Studies Summer Research Award , Duke University 2008