Sheila Johnson Kindred teaches Philosophy at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As a member of the Nova Scotia chapter of JASNA and the Kent Branch of JAS she has lectured and published on Jane Austen in both North America and England, including a contribution to Jane Austen and the North Atlantic.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.