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Verity McInnis graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D in History in 2012 and began teaching at A&M in the same year. Her work examines nineteenth-century U. S. West, British Empire, women and gender, and colonialism. Her publications include two articles and she received the Western History Association Jensen-Miller Award for best article in the field of women for the 2014 publication. Her monograph Women of Empire: Nineteenth-Century Army Officers’ Wives in India and the U.S. West analyzes the experiences of nineteenth-century American and British army officers’ wives stationed in the U.S. West and India, and explores intersections of gender, class, and race to reveal cultural and social spaces where female identity and power was both contested and constructed. Her current project considers experiences, and representations, of the nineteenth-century female settlers within zones of colonial conflict in Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa.