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Andrew Nurse

Mount Allison University

Andrew Nurse teaches Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University. His key teaching areas include Canadian political-economy, regionalism, and citizenship. His scholarly work focuses on Canadian cultural history, the ethics of violence and foreign policy. He is also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning and community activism.

Andrew is working on a book on the contemporary humanities and liberal arts in Canada and their value. Some important topics within this are economic value, citizenship, decolonization, and identity. 

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

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: Social movements | Social activism | Social change

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

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