Dr. Suzanne Evans holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa. She has traveled, lived, worked and studied in many countries including China and India. Her work has appeared in Canadian Military History, The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Magazine, The Beaver, The New Quarterly, Numen, The Journal of Psychology and Judaism, and Public. She has recently finished a research fellowship with the Canadian War Museum.
In 2007 she authored Mothers of Heroes, Mothers of Martyrs: World War I and the Politics of Grief in which she explores the stories of World War I Canadian mothers who were depicted in the media as having sacrificed their sons for the sake of civilization, justice, freedom, and God. Evans argues that, like the mothers of past martyrs, the image of the war-supportive mother in Canada had a powerful influence over public opinion and drew supporters to the cause.