Director of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of History
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania: Modern European History
- M.A., University of Pennsylvania: History
- B.A., Grinnell College: History
Kristen Childers is Director of Academic Affairs at the Templeton Honors College and Associate Professor of History at Eastern University. A specialist of modern France, she has taught courses in modern French and European history, gender history, and the history of European empires. She is the author of Fathers, Families, and the State in France, 1914-1945 (Cornell University Press) and Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean (forthcoming with Oxford University Press), as well as numerous scholarly articles. Dr. Childers has taught at Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked at a number of non-profit organizations in the areas of human rights and gender equality. At Templeton Honors College she advises students and teaches the Western Civilization 3 course on Modern Europe.
Having grown up in Geneva, Switzerland, she is happy to call Wallingford home, where she lives with her family and a rambunctious Great-Pyrenees mix puppy. Besides spending time with her family, she enjoys taking walks, good dinners with friends, and watching Masterpiece Mystery.