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Adam Chapnick

Royal Military College of Canada

Canadian foreign policy

Adam Chapnick studies the history of Canadian foreign policy.  He has published extensively on Canadian contributions to the United Nations, Canada-US relations, and Canadian diplomatic practice more generally.

Fluency: English
Category: Canada and the World

Afua Cooper

Dalhousie University

African Canadian history, Atlantic slavery, Black orature

Dr. Afua Cooper is the 3rd James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian studies at Dalhousie University. She holds a Ph.D. in Black Canadian history from the University of Toronto. A multidisciplinary scholar and artist, her expertise includes African Canadian history, Atlantic slavery, abolition, and freedom, gender, Black orature, education, and Black agency and political consciousness. She has conducted research on Black life and culture all across Canada, and internationally. Her co-authored publication We’re Rooted Here and they Can’t Pull Us Up: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History won the Joseph Brant prize for the best history book. Her ground-breaking book on Canadian slavery, The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal was nominated for the Governor General’s award. She also received the Harry Jerome Award for Professional excellence, and was featured on SSHRC’s website for her work on African Canadian history.          

At Dalhousie, Dr. Cooper established the Black Canadian and African Diaspora studies minor, the first of its kind in Canada. She also founded the Black Canadian Studies Association, a network of Black studies scholar. Over the years, the BCSA has held three successful biennial conferences, and two workshops.  

Afua is also an accomplished poet and novelist. She has published five books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Copper Woman and Other Poems, and two historical novels. Her creative work has been recognized with national and international awards.

Fluency: English
Category: Black Canadian History

Alan MacEachern

Western University

Climate history, history of national parks, history of forest fires

Alan MacEachern has long experience writing for the scholarly and popular press about the history of Canadians' relations with nature. He was the founding director of NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment, has co-produced textbooks on Canadian environmental history methodology and on Canadian history, and is the editor of the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press. His latest book is The Miramichi Fire: A History (2020). 

Fluency: English
Category: The Environment

Alexandre Klein

Université Laval

Scientific Medecine, Nursing, Psychology

Graduate in Philosophy and History of Science. Alexandre Klein specializes in the study of discourses and practices on health in contemporary times. After doing research on the development of scientific medicine and patient discourses in Europe, he is now devoted to the history of Quebec psychiatry in the twentieth century, whether by studying the deinstitutionalization movement, relations between Anglophone and Francophones communities or the emergence of psychiatric nursing. He is also interested in the emergence of experimental psychology in the first half of the twentieth century, and pursuing since 2008 the edition and study of the archives of the French psychologist Alfred Binet (1857-1911). Finally, he is the coordinator of the research network Historiens de la santé that he formed in 2012.

Fluency: French
Category: Health | Drugs | Alcohol

Alvin Finkel

Athabasca University

Labour history, rights and issues, and social policy

Alvin Finkel has published extensively in Canadian Labour and Social History. He also co-authored one of the most widely used Canadian history textbooks in undergraduate teaching, History of the Canadian Peoples, in two volumes (Pearson Education, 2005).

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Amy Shaw

University of Lethbridge

The Great War

Amy Shaw’s research interests include the Canadian home front during the Great War. She is the author of Crisis of Conscience: Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War (UBC Press, 2008) and co-editor of A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War (UBC Press, 2012).

Fluency: English
Category: War | Military

Barrington Walker

Wilfrid Laurier University

Modern Canadian, Black Canadian, Race, Immigration, Law

Barrington Walker  is an historian of Modern Canada who focuses on the histories of Blacks, race immigration and the law.  His work seeks to illuminate the contours of Canadian modernity by exploring Canada's emergence as racial state through its histories of white supremacy, slavery, colonization/immigration, segregation and Jim Crowism. Much of his work considers how these practices were legitimized, and in some instances contested, by the rule of law and legal institutions.

Fluency: English
Category: Black Canadian History

Barrington Walker

Wilfrid Laurier University

Modern Canadian, Black Canadian, Race, Immigration, Law

Barrington Walker  is an historian of Modern Canada who focuses on the histories of Blacks, race immigration and the law.  His work seeks to illuminate the contours of Canadian modernity by exploring Canada's emergence as racial state through its histories of white supremacy, slavery, colonization/immigration, segregation and Jim Crowism. Much of his work considers how these practices were legitimized, and in some instances contested, by the rule of law and legal institutions.

Fluency: English
Category: Canada and the World

Brenda Macdougall

University of Ottawa

Aboriginal peoples; Metis and First Nations history; community and family history; and the impact of colonization

Brenda Macdougall is a leading expert in the history of Métis and First Nations and Ontario's first Chair in Métis Research.

Fluency: English
Category: Indigenous Peoples

Brian Gettler

University of Toronto

Residential Schools and historical memory of Indigenous-settler relations in Quebec and Canada

Brian Gettler specializes in the history of colonialism in Quebec during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work focuses on First Nations’ economic activity, the development of the Canadian state, the evolution of federal and provincial policy with respect to Indigenous peoples, residential schooling, and historical memory of Indigenous-settler relations in Quebec and Canada.

Fluency: English and French
Category: Indigenous Peoples

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