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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

Craig Heron

York University

Labour Mouvement

Craig Heron is a professor at York University, a past president of the CHA, and editor for the University of Toronto Press. He has authored several notable works on Canadian social history, including The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History (1989, 1996) and Booze in Canada: A History (2003).

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Edward Dunsworth

McGill University

Farm labour; migrant labour; temporary foreign worker programs

Edward is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University and a historian of migration, labour, and Canada in the World. His current book project, Harvesting Labour: Tobacco and the Global Making of Canada’s Agricultural Workforce (McGill-Queen’s University Press) uses a case study of tobacco farm labour in 20th century Ontario to examine the histories of farm labour and temporary foreign worker programs in Canada. An active public historian, he is a member of the editorial collective at Activehistory.ca and a frequent contributor to popular publications.

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Greg Kealey

University of New Brunswick

Security and the state

Greg Kealey is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, Greg Kealey specializes in Canadian Social History, Labour History, and Security and Intelligence History. In addition to two prize-winning books on Social and Labour History, he co-edited Debating Dissent: Canada and the 1960s (2011) and co-authored a history of the Canadian secret service, entitled Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America (2013).

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Janis Thiessen

University of Winnipeg

Business history, labour history, and the history of food

Janis Thiessen specializes in business history, labour history, and the history of food. Her research approaches include oral history, public history, and digital history. Her books include Manufacturing Mennonites (UTP 2013), NOT Talking Union (MQUP 2016), Snacks (U of M Press 2017), and Necessary Idealism (CMU Press 2018). Her current research involves the Manitoba Food History Truck (https://www.manitobafoodhistory.ca/).  

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Jason Russell

SUNY Empire State College

Canadian, American, Management/Business, Labour and Working-Class

Jason Russell is an Associate Professor of Labour Studies at Empire State College – SUNY in New York State.  He completed a Ph.D. in History at York University, and is the author of several books and articles relating to labour and working-class history and management and business history. 

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Jeremy Milloy

Trent University

Labour

Jeremy Milloy is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Peterborough, Ontario who is currently working on an interdisciplinary project on the historical relationship between addiction and work under capitalism in the United States and Canada, 1965-1995.

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Joan Sangster

Trent University

Women and work, trade unions and social movements

Joan Sangster taught in the History, Canadian Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies departments at Trent University. A past president of the CHA/SHC and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she is currently co-editor of the Canadian labour history journal, Labour/le travail. Her books include Transforming Labour: Women and work in Post-war Canada, Earning Respect: The Lives of Working Women in Small –Town Ontario and Girl Trouble: Female Delinquency in English Canada.

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

Julia Smith

University of Manitoba

Gender and work, unions and labour relations, worker organizing

Julia Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Labour Studies Program at the University of Manitoba on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Her research and teaching focus on the political economy of work and labour relations in North America and the history and politics of women’s labour activism. She has published articles on feminist union organizing, labour relations in the banking industry and child care sector, and the work experiences and labour militancy of flight attendants.

Fluency: English
Category: Labour

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

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