Katie Pickles is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and President of the New Zealand Historical Association. Katie graduated as a senior scholar with a double major in History and Geography from the University of Canterbury in 1989. After working as the editor of Canta, she undertook postgraduate study at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she completed a first class MA in 1991. In 1996 her PhD was granted by McGill University in Montreal. Katie returned to Canterbury to lecture in New Zealand women’s/feminist history. Katie is the author of two monographs and she has edited three scholarly collections. She has published over 40 essays and journal articles on a variety of topics.