In alphabetical order

Joel Belliveau, Laurentian University
Cultural and political history of Francophone minorities 

Joel Belliveau is associate professor at the Laurentian University history department. He specialises in the intellectual, cultural and political history of 19th and 20th century Acadian communities. He has also published on Québec’s Quiet Revolution, the birth of Franco-Ontarian militancy and Catalan nationalism. His first monograph was published in French by the University of Ottawa Press in 2014, and then in English under the title In the Spirit of '68: Youth Culture, the New Left, and the Reimagining of Acadia by UBC press in 2019. He has recently co-directed a collective work entitled La vague nationale des années 1968: une comparaison internationale at the University of Ottawa Press (2020).

Fluency: English and French

Matthew Hayday, University of Guelph 
Politics, language policy, commemoration, education

Matthew Hayday is a political historian who studies bilingualism and language policies, Canada Day and Dominion Day celebrations, nationalism and identity politics, as well as federalism and intergovernmental relations. He has published extensively on the history of official languages and bilingualism in Canada, including the history of French immersion in Canada. He recently published the two-volume edited collection Celebrating Canada with Raymond Blake (University of Regina) on national holidays, commemorative events and celebrations, how they contribute to the shaping of national and regional identities, and the political context surrounding their creation and implementation. His current project is a biography of the Right Honorable Joe Clark.

Fluency: English and French

Patrick Lacroix, independent 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

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