GFC - Janay Nugent

Janay Nugent is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Teaching Fellow in the Teaching Centre, and founding member of the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge.

Dr. Nugent grew up in Coaldale and completed her Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Lethbridge in 1995.  She earned her graduate degree, Master of Arts (1997), and Doctor of Philosophy (2005), in History and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph.  She began teaching at the University of Lethbridge in 2003 and became a full-time faculty member in 2004.  Her research interests and teaching areas include: the history of women, gender, and family in early modern Europe (c.1500-c.1800); early modern Britain and Scotland; the religious Reformation; and child and youth studies.  Her most recent publication is the co-edited collection, Children and Youth in Premodern Scotland which appears in the St. Andrews Series in Scottish History for Boydell & Brewer Press.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Nugent is also an active volunteer in the community.  She brings experience from a number of historical steering committees and boards, as well as her work on the University of Guelph Senate.  She is currently a member of the Director's Council for the Institute for Child and Youth Studies and a member of the Galt Museum's Collection Advisory Council.