Mathieu Arsenault completed a Ph.D. dissertation at York University (2019) on the special relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown in the 19th century. He is associate professor in the history department of Université de Montréal and teach the history of Indigenous North America.
His research focuses on discursive practices and Aboriginal petitions, the evolution of the Department of Indian Affairs and the development of Aboriginal villages in the province of Canada in the 19th century. Other works also deal with historiography, the history of the 1837-1838 Rebellions, rural history of Lower Canada, and the history of French mental health services in 20th century Ontario.
Allyson Stevenson is Métis scholar from Kinistino, SK. She is an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies and Gabriel Dumont Institute Chair in Metis Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
She obtained her PhD in History from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. From 2016-2017 she was the inaugural Aboriginal postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph where she worked on developing a historical analysis of Indigenous women’s political organizing in Saskatchewan during the 1970’s. She held a tenure-track position at the University of Regina in the department of Politics and International Studies between January 2018 and the end of June 2020.
Her current research specializes in histories of Indigenous children and families, the Sixties Scoop, global Indigenous political movements, and settler-colonialism. Her book, Intimate Integration: The Sixties Scoop, the Adopt Indian and Métis (AIM) in Saskatchewan and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship will be published with the University of Toronto Press.
Chair of the Winter 2022 Roundtable on being a historian BIPOC in Canada
Barrington Walker is Professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University. He teaches and writes in the areas of Black Canadian History, the racial state, immigration, coloniality and legal history.
He is the author and editor of three books, among them he has a monograph titled Race On Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario’s Criminal Courts, 1858-1958. He is currently finishing a draft of a book on the history of race, coloniality and immigration in Canada titled Colonizing Nation and he continues to work on another project on Blackness and urban danger in Canada. He is also co-editor of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
Rethinking History in Canada & Working Group on Equity portfolios.
Lisa Chilton is an associate professor in the History Department at UPEI, a member of the graduate faculty of the Master of Arts in Island Studies, and the director and (in consultation with colleagues from across UPEI) creator of a new interdisciplinary program in Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her research interests include international migrations and the history of British imperialism, especially as they relate to Pre-World War II Canada.
Her publications include Agents of Empire: British Female Migration to Canada and Australia, 1860s-1930 (University of Toronto Press, 2007), articles and chapters in multiple journals and edited collections (one of which won a CHA article prize in 2016), and a CHA booklet in the Immigration and Ethnicity in Canada Series, titled: Receiving Canada’s Immigrants: The Work of the State Before 1930 (2016). Lisa has served in executive positions on the Canadian Committee on Women’s and Gender History, and on the Canadian Committee on Migration, Ethnicity, and Transnationalism. She is currently on the editorial board of the Canadian Historical Review.
John Bullen, Albert B. Corey & Clio Prizes Portfolio
Karine Duhamel is Anishinaabe-Métis and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University and a master’s degree and PhD in History from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Duhamel was formerly Adjunct Professor at the University of Winnipeg and Director of Research for Jerch Law Corporation. From 2016 to 2018, she also served as Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. More recently, Dr. Duhamel served as Director of Research for the historic National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, drafting the Final Report as well as managing its Forensic Document Review Project and Legacy Archive.
Dr. Duhamel is now an independent historian and consultant. She is also an active member of several boards and committees including the International Council of Museums (ICOM) – Canada and Facing History and Ourselves. Dr. Duhamel is a frequently requested Speaker for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, a member of the Parks Canada Indigenous Advisory Circle and Co-Chair of the Expert Group on Indigenous Matters for the International Council of Archives.
Precarity and Rethinking History in Canada portfolios.
Matthew Hayday is a professor of Canadian History at the University of Guelph. He has been an active member of the CHA over the past twenty years, serving on the Nominating Committee, the editorial board of the Journal of the CHA, the Bullen Prize committee, annual meeting committees, and for four years as the founding chair of the Political History Group.
He is currently co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review, and has also served as Associate Editor and Acting Editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies, and for several years on history-related SSHRC grant committees. He is the author or co-editor of six books, including So They Want Us To Learn French: Promoting and Opposing Bilingualism in English-Speaking Canada and the two volume Celebrating Canada collection, as well as many articles and book chapters. His research interests encompass a wide array of aspects of Canadian political and cultural history, including language policy and bilingualism, national identity, post-Second World War political history, social movements – and even the Canadian version of Sesame Street. His is currently working on a biography of the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark.
2022 CHA Annual Meeting Program Committee, Affiliated Committees and Social Media Portfolios.
Claudine Bonner is a member of the Sociology Department and Women’s and Gender Studies program at Acadia University. Her research is grounded in African Canadian history, and broadly applied in analyses of race, gender, education, and identity in contemporary Canada. Her scholarship bridges the gap between studies of the Black Canadian experience and the broader African Diaspora, and crosses generational boundaries through innovative oral histories, community-based research, and published collaborative research with leading Canadian scholars.
The François-Xavier Garneau, Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History, the Wallace K. Ferguson, the Fecteau prizes portfolio.
A member of the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation, Dr. Daniel Sims comes from a long line of community-based Indigenous historians. Currently serving as the chair of First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, he was previously employed as an assistant professor of history at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus. His research primarily focuses on the history of northern British Columbia, with his current research project examining failed economic developments and concepts of wilderness in the Finlay-Parsnip watershed and Front Ranges of the Rockies. While he waits for the communities he is working with on the project to open up again, he is currently finishing work on a forthcoming edited memoir of Norwegian free trader Einar Mortensen with a colleague in Scandinavian Studies and beginning the process of transforming his dissertation on the impacts of W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Tsek’ehne of northern British Columbia into a book.
I am a History professor at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec (on unceded Abenaki territory) who attended my first CHA conference back in 2003. Before that, I taught International Studies at the University of Regina. My research interests include Canada and the world, 20th century Southeast Asian history and the way international non-governmental organizations have deployed their own alternative diplomacies. I teach topics related to the history of the global South, the United Nations, and Canadian transnational relations. Publications include, most recently, Challenge the Strong Wind: Canada and East Timor 1975-99 and the edited collection Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Melanesia. I’m an associate of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History and a member of the international advisory council of the Centro Nacional Chega!, Timor-Leste’s Centre for Truth and Memory, and just finished a term as Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies. Before taking the leap into academia, I worked in journalism and human rights advocacy.
Precarity & History Departments Liaison portfolios.
Letitia Johnson is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Saskatchewan. Her work focuses on Western Canadian twentieth-century history, with an emphasis on medical and ethnic/immigrant minority history. More specifically, her dissertation examines Japanese-Canadian internment during the Second World War through a healthcare lens. She received both her MA (2018) and BA Honours (2016) at the University of Alberta, where she was also involved with various public outreach projects on the history of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
Teaching and Teaching Prizes, Working Group on Equity, and Winter 2022 roundtable on BIPOC historians in Canada portfolios.