Prof. Helen Vreugdenhil

Adjunct Lecturer in History


Programs: History, International Development


MA (1988), History, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
Thesis: The Church Missionary Society in Buganda, 1875-1905

BA (1987), History and English, Minor in Philosophy, Redeemer University, Ancaster, ON.


  • Western Culture & Tradition I (HUM-110)
  • Western Culture & Tradition II (HUM-120)
  • Introduction to African History (HIS-351)
  • Culture & Conflict in Modern Africa (HIS-459)


Helen Vreugdenhil teaches humanities and history courses at Redeemer, covering both introductory and specialized courses.  She is interested in many aspects of history, particularly in the history and consequences of empire, the world religions and the history of Africa. Helen has taught courses at the University of Toronto and Trent University, and also has experience writing and editing for various publications.  She enjoys travel, reading and time spent with family and friends.

Research Interests

  • Christianity in Africa