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Patrick Lacroix

Independant Scholar

French-Canadian migrations and Quebec religious and political history

A former Fulbright scholar, Patrick Lacroix specializes in French-Canadian and Acadian migrations. Beyond his research on Franco-American communities and the larger North American francophonie, he studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec history as the religious and political backdrop to these diasporas. Dr. Lacroix's work on immigration and minority communities has appeared in top-ranked journals including Histoire sociale/Social History, the Canadian Journal of History, and the Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française. He is also the author of the forthcoming John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Faith (2021). Dr. Lacroix has most recently taught at Acadia University and Mount Saint Vincent University.

Fluency: English and French
Category: Québec | Bilingualism | Canadian Francophone Communities

Penny Bryden

University of Victoria

Politics and Federalism

A specialist in Canadian federalism and the history of Ontario, Penny Bryden’s work probes the nature of relationships within government and between governments. Her publications include ‘A Justifiable Obsession’: Conservative Ontario’s Relations with Ottawa, 1943-1985 (2013) and Planners and Politicians: Liberal Politics and Social Policy, 1957-1968 (1997).

Fluency: English
Category: Canadian Politics

Peter McInnis

St. Francis Xavier University

Labour history, rights and issues, and social policy

Peter McInnis researches Labour and working-class history, North America and the Cold War era, and the social history of post-war Canada. He is the author of Harnessing Labour Confrontation: Shaping the Postwar Settlement in Canada, 1943-1950 (2002). He remains active in the field and in the area of post-secondary unionization with his role in the Canadian Association of University Teachers national executive and the Academic Freedom and Tenure committee.

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Pierre Lavoie

Yale University

Cultural heritage, popular culture and media

Pierre Lavoie is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of American Studies at Yale University (FRQSC). His recent work focuses on public memory and cultural heritage in a transnational and migratory context. He is particularly interested in the cultural and memory legacy of labour migration from Quebec to the United States on both sides of the border and how media celebrity and popular arts contribute to the mediation of collective identifications. He can be heard and read frequently on the air (Aujourd'hui l'histoire, Ici Radio-Canada Première) and in newspapers (Le Devoir).

Fluency: English and French
Category: Popular Culture

Pierre Lavoie

Yale University

Cultural heritage, popular culture and media

Pierre Lavoie is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of American Studies at Yale University (FRQSC). His recent work focuses on public memory and cultural heritage in a transnational and migratory context. He is particularly interested in the cultural and memory legacy of labour migration from Quebec to the United States on both sides of the border and how media celebrity and popular arts contribute to the mediation of collective identifications. He can be heard and read frequently on the air (Aujourd'hui l'histoire, Ici Radio-Canada Première) and in newspapers (Le Devoir).

Fluency: English and French
Category: Heritage | Commemoration

Roberta Lexier

Mount Royal University

Student movements, feminism and women’s movements, as well as Indigenous, economic, and environmental movements, and the counterculture

Roberta Lexier is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Education at Mount Royal University. She has published on Sixties student movements in English Canada and the intersections between social movements and political parties, especially the New Democratic Party (NDP). Her current SSHRC-funded research project examines the history of the left in Canada through the lens of the Lewis family.

Fluency: English
Category: Social movements | Social activism | Social change

Robin Gendron

Nipissing University

Canada’s external relations 

Robin Gendron is an expert in Canadian foreign relations, la francophonie, Cold War history, and the international history of Canadian multinational corporations. He has also researched Canada’s relations with other members of the Francophonie and with developing countries, and the international interests of Canadian mining companies. He is currently studying the expansion of Canadian/North American interests in the Pacific region, responses to the internationalisation and globalisation of the nickel industry, and relations between Canada, the United States, and France in the late 20th century.

Fluency: English and French
Category: Canada and the World

Sean Carleton

University of Manitoba

Indigenous-Settler Relations; Indian Residential Schools; Educational Policy; Cultural Representations

Sean Carleton is an expert in Indigenous-Settler relations in Canada, and his research examines the history of settler colonialism, capitalism, colonial violence and Indigenous resistance, and the rise of state schooling (common, public, mission, day, boarding and industrial schools) in Western Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Fluency: English
Category: Indigenous Peoples

Sean Kheraj

York University

Urban Environment

Sean Kheraj is a co-editor of https://niche-canada.org/ where he produces and hosts Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast. His research focuses on the historical relationship between people and animals in urban environments. His most recent work is Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History (2013).

Fluency: English
Category: The Environment

Serge Durflinger

University of Ottawa

The Second World War

Serge Durflinger specializes in Canadian military, naval, and diplomatic history as well as the history of veterans, military memorialization, and the impact of war on ordinary Canadians. His publications include Veterans with a Vision: Canada’s War Blinded in Peace and War (2010), which studies soldiers wounded during the Second World War, and Fighting from Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec (2006), a micro-history of the war effort on the home-front.

Fluency: English and French
Category: War | Military

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