Lienhard Professor Named Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellow
Lienhard School of Nursing Professor Winifred C. Connerton, PhD, CNM, has been named the 2016–2018 Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellow in recognition of her work, “Nursing Dreams of Empire; U.S. Nurses in the American Occupied Territories.” The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI) at the University of Virginia School of Nursing will provide her with financial and intellectual support for this study. Professor Connerton’s work investigates the intersection between professional nursing and the American imperial expansion of the early 20th century.
Professor Connerton is the 18th scholar to receive a fellowship in the Bjoring Center; she joins a special group of esteemed nurse historians. Professor Connerton will present a paper from her work at the Bjoring Center’s History Forums in October 2016 in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the course of the fellowship (2016–2018), Professor Connerton will serve as a scholar in the Center and will discuss her work with doctoral students who are interested in nursing historical research.