Tracey J. Kinney

Tracey J Kinney
Voicemail: 9813
Surrey Office: Main 2850J
Surrey Campus: 604.599.3006

Tracey is an immigrant to Canada and was the first person in her family to attend university. She hails from Manchester (City, never United so don't ask) and remains a northerner at heart.

She graduated with a Ph.D. in Nineteenth Century German History from the University of British Columbia in the before times. Her research focused on the Young German movement, looking in particular at the intersection between literature, censorship, and political development in the period before the 1848 revolution. Her Ph.D. dissertation is entitled, “Challenging the Myth of ‘Young Germany’: Conflict & Consensus in the Works of Karl Gutzkow, Heinrich Laube, Theodor Mundt, and Ludolf Wienbarg”. Her minor fields included late-Qing China and the social and cultural history of the interwar United States. Tracey is also a proud alumna of the University of Victoria where she completed a B.A. with a double major in History and Political Science, and an M.A. focusing on the historiography of the Holocaust. 

Her teaching areas include Modern German History, the Holocaust, and Twentieth Century World History. In recent years Tracey's teaching interests have expanded into such topics as the role of textile production in global history, 20th Century terrorism, and, most recently, food in history. 


Random Favourite Things 

Ann Hui, Chop Suey Nation

Virginia Postrel, The Fabric of Civilization

Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton

Ben Aaronovitch, The Peter Grant Rivers of London series

Areas of Interest

Outside of KPU Tracey can be found wandering near the ocean - safely distanced of course, enjoying good food, drinking coffee, wine, and good Scotch, and obsessing endlessly over the exploits of her very spoiled, very chonky cat, Mac