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Tracey J. Kinney BA History & Political Science (UVIC), MA (UVIC), PhD (UBC)

On leave
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Surrey Main Building 2850F
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Outside of KPU, Tracey’s interests revolve around good food and wine, travel, scotch, cats, and coffee – not necessarily in that order. She took up kickboxing, right around the same time that she became Chair of the History Department. Tracey is on leave for the 2018-2019 academic year, but looks forward to returning in a full-time teaching role in September 2019.


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Tracey graduated with a Ph.D. in Nineteenth Century German History from the University of British Columbia in 1997. Her research focused on the Young German movement, looking in particular at the intersection between literature, censorship, and political development during the Vormärz era. Her dissertation is entitled, “Challenging the Myth of ‘Young Germany’: Conflict & Consensus in the Works of Karl Gutzkow, Heinrich Laube, Theodor Mundt, and Ludolf Wienbarg”.

Tracey’s teaching areas include Modern German History, the Holocaust, as well as the History of World Civilizations and Twentieth Century World History. She helped to develop Kwantlen’s B.A. degree program, and served for nineteen years as a member as subsequently Chair of the Arts Standing Committee on Curriculum.

In recent years Tracey's teaching interests have expanded into such topics as the role of textile production in global history and, most recently, food in history. She recently completed her second consecutive term as Chair of the History Department and her first term as Coordinator of the Asian Studies Program.