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Jason Russell


Jason Russell

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.

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Joan Sangster

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

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Julia Smith

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

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Janis Thiessen

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

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Greg Kealey

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

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Craig Heron

Alcohol Consumption 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).

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Edward Dunsworth

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

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Alvin Finkel

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).

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Steven High

Oral history, urban heritage Steven High is Professor of History at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, and community-engaged research. He has headed a number of major research projects, most notably the

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Peter McInnis

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

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Jeremy Milloy

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.

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