Isabelle Bouchard is a regular professor in the Department of Human Sciences at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, where she teaches the history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples and the history of Quebec and Canada during the colonial period (17th-19th centuries). Her research interests focus on the political, landed property and legal history of Aboriginal communities in the St. Lawrence Valley.
She holds a doctorate in history from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2017). Her thesis, « Des systèmes politiques en quête de légitimité : terres « seigneuriales », pouvoirs et enjeux locaux dans les communautés autochtones de la vallée du Saint-Laurent (1760-1860) », was awarded the Jean-Charles Bonenfant Foundation Prize (National Assembly Political Book Prize) and the John Bullen Prize of the Canadian Historical Association. She is the author of scientific articles published in the collective work Nouveaux regards en histoire seigneuriale au Québec (Septentrion, 2016) and in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
Since 2013, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Société Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec. Since 2018, she has also been a regular member of the Centre interuniversitaire d’études québécoises (CIEQ) and the Montreal History Group (GHM).
Josh is a Canada Research Chair in Geospatial Humanities and an Associate Professor in the interdisciplinary Applied, Communication, Leadership & Culture program in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island. He teaches courses in digital humanities, geographic information systems, and leadership in sustainable development, and he also trains students in the GeoREACH Lab which he founded to support Geospatial Research in Atlantic Canadian History.
His research focuses on Canadian environmental history, sustainable farm systems, and the history of energy transitions in Atlantic Canada. He is the author of Flax Americana: A History of the Fibre and Oil that Covered a Continent (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018), co-editor of Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016), and author or coauthor of several book chapters and articles in Business History, Agricultural History, Urban History Review / Revue d'histoire urbaine, Regional Environmental Change, and Solutions. He represents the Rural, Agricultural, and Environmental Network of the Social Science History Association and serves on editorial boards for Environmental History and Papers in Canadian History and Environment.
Funké Aladejebi is an Assistant Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of New Brunswick.
Her work explores the intersections of identity and belonging for Black Canadian women in 20th Century Canada. Dr. Aladejebi is currently working on a manuscript titled, ‘Girl You Better Apply to Teachers’ College’: The History of Black Women Educators in Ontario, 1940s – 1980s, which explores the importance of Black Canadian women in sustaining their communities and preserving a distinct black identity within restrictive gender and racial barriers.
She has also published articles in Ontario History and Education Matters. And her research interests are in oral history, the history of education in Canada, black feminist thought and transnationalism.
Shannon Stunden Bower is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. Previously, she was the Research Director at the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute. She completed her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of British Columbia in 2006.
In 2011, Stunden Bower published Wet Prairie: People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba, which won the Clio Prize in the Prairie Provinces from the Canadian Historical Association, the Manitoba Day Award from the Association for Manitoba Archives, and the K. D. Srivastava Prize (co-winner) from UBC Press. She has also published chapters in edited collections and articles in journals, including in Urban History Review, Environmental History and Agricultural History.
Stunden Bower is currently working on a book-length treatment of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, a Canadian federal government entity that drove change on the mid-20th century Canadian prairies. Stunden Bower also serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Evidence for Democracy, a national research and advocacy group promoting evidence-based decision-making and public interest research.
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