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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

Shirley Tillotson

Dalhousie University

Taxation and public finance

Shirley Tillotson specializes in modern Canadian history, socio-political history, taxation history, and gender and women’s history. She received critical recognition for her books, Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66 (2008), and The Public at Play: Gender and the Politics of Recreation in Postwar Ontario (2000)

Fluency: English
Category: Business | Economy | Legal | Taxation

Steven High

Concordia University

Oral history, urban heritage

Steven High is Professor of History at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, and community-engaged research. He has headed a number of major research projects, most notably the prize-winning “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations,” and is currently leading the transnational SSHRC-funded partnership project “Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time.” 

Fluency: English
Category: Canadian Politics

Steven High

Concordia University

Displaced workers, plant closures in Canada and the United States

Steven High is Professor of History at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, and community-engaged research. He has headed a number of major research projects, most notably the prize-winning “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations,” and is currently leading the transnational SSHRC-funded partnership project “Deindustrialization & the Politics of Our Time.” 

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

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