Faculty Profiles

Thabit A. J. Abdullah

Ph.D., Georgetown University
M.A., Georgetown University
B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz

Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications

A Short History of Iraq: From 636 to the Present (Pearson–Longman, 2003)

Merchants, Mamluks and Murder: The Political Economy of Commerce in Eighteenth Century Basra (SUNY Press, 2001)

Edited, Arab and Islamic Studies in Honor of Marsden Jones (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1997)

"Some Observations on the Causes for the Decline of Basra's Trade in the Late Eighteenth Century", in Thabit Abdullah, et al., Arab and Islamic Studies in Honor of Marsden Jones (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1997): 53–61

Research Interests

Modern and Medieval Iraq; Indian Ocean; Ottoman Empire.

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Katharine Anderson

Ph.D., Northwestern University
M.A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A. Hons. McGill University

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities

Recent Publications

Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2005)

"Looking at the sky: the visual context of Victorian meteorology," British Journal for the History of Science 36 (2003) 301–332

"Almanacs and the profits of natural knowledge," in Louise Henson et al, eds., Culture and Science in the Nineteenth Century Media (Ashgate, 2004).

"Instincts and Instruments," in C. Green, T. Teo, M. Shore, eds., Nineteenth Century Psychological Thought: The Transition from Philosophy to Science (American Psychological Association, 2001).

"The Weather Prophets: Science, Reputation and Forecasting in Victorian Britain." History of Science 37 (1999) 179–216.

Research Interests

History of modern science, esp. environmental sciences (meteorology, oceanography)

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 Jennifer Bonnell

Ph.D. History Education, University of Toronto
M.A. Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
B.A. (Honours), English and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

Assistant Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications

Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. Winner of the Canadian Historical Association’s 2015 Clio Prize for Ontario, the Ontario Historical Association's 2015 Fred Langdon Award, and Heritage Toronto's 2015 Award of Excellence

Historical GIS Research in Canada. Editor, with Marcel Fortin. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014.

“Reinventing the Map Library: The Don Valley Historical Mapping Project.” With Marcel Fortin. In Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin, eds., Historical GIS Research in Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2014).

“Planning Nature and the City: Toronto’s Lower Don River and Port Lands.” With Gene Desfor. In L. Anders Sandberg, Stephen Bocking, Colin Coates and Ken Cruikshank, eds., Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region (Hamilton ON: Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University, 2013).

“A Social History of a Changing Environment: The Don River Valley, 1910-1931.” In Gene Desfor and Jennefer Laidley, eds., Reshaping Toronto’s Waterfront (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011): 123-150

“Socio-ecological Change in the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Centuries: The Lower Don River.” With Gene Desfor. In Gene Desfor and Jennefer Laidley, eds., Reshaping Toronto’s Waterfront (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011): 305-325.

“An Intimate Understanding of Place: Charles Sauriol and Toronto’s Don River Valley, 1927-1989.” Canadian Historical Review 92, no. 4 (December 2011): 607-636.

“A Comforting Past: Skirting Conflict and Complexity at Montgomery’s Inn.” Journal of Canadian Studies 42, no.1 (Winter 2008): 127-153.

“Difficult Exhibitions and Intimate Encounters.” With Roger I. Simon. Museum and Society 5, no.2 (July 2007): 65-85. http://www.le.ac.uk/ms/museumsociety.html

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST5543, Global Environmental History

Research interests

Canadian history, environmental history, Great Lakes Region, public history and public memory

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Stephen Brooke

BA (Honours): Dalhousie University/University of King’s College, 1982
MA, McGill University, 1984
D.Phil., Oxford University, 1988

Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications

'Subjects of Interest: Biography, Politics and Gender History’, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association/Revue de la Société Historique du Canada, 21/2 (2010), 21-8

'Articulating the nation: British Conservatism, Race and the 1988 Education Act', Left History 14 (2010) 9-30.

‘The Sphere of Sexual Politics: The Abortion Law Reform Association, 1930s to 1960s’ in Nick Crowson, Matthew Hilton and James McKay (editors), NGOs in Contemporary Britain: Non-State Actors in Society and Politics Since 1945. London: Palgrave, 2009

‘Class and Gender’ in Francesca Carnevali and Julie-Marie Strange (editors), 20th Century Britain. London: Longman, 2007.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 6010 Themes in British History

Research interests

Twentieth-century Britain: social, cultural and political history.

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Tony Burke

Personal website

Ph.D., University of Toronto (Religious Studies)

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities

Recent publications

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas in the Syriac Tradition: A Critical Edition and English Translation. Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 48. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press. 2017

Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha. Proceedings of the 2015 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium. Eugene, OR: Cascade. 2017. (editor and contributor).

New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 2016 (co-editor with Brent Landau and contributor).

Research interests

Christian biographical literature of the second century (infancy gospels); children and the family in Roman antiquity; curses; non-canonical Jewish and Christian writings.

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Colin Coates

Ph.D. York University
M.A. University of British Columbia
B.A. University of Ottawa

Associate Professor, Department of History, Glendon College

Recent publications

Les Transformations du paysage et de la société au Québec sous le régime seigneurial, tr. Jude Des Chênes (Sillery: Septentrion, 2003)

Heroines and History: Representations of Madeleine de Verchères and Laura Secord, co-authored with Cecilia Morgan (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002)

The Metamorphoses of Landscape and Community in Early Quebec (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001)

"The Rebellions of 1837, and other Bourgeois Revolutions in Quebec Historiography" International Journal of Canadian Studies 20 (Fall 1999): 19-34

Research interests

Early French Canada, nationalism, popular culture, environmental history

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Elizabeth S. Cohen

Ph.D., University of Toronto 1978
M.A., Harvard University 1969
B.A., Harvard University 1967

Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy. With Thomas V. Cohen. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

“What’s in a Name? Artemisia Gentileschi and the Politics of Reputation,” in Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock, ed. Judith Mann, 121-30. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2005.

"Evolving the History of Women in Early Modern Italy: Subordination and Agency," in Spain in Italy: Politics, Society and Religion 1500-1700, ed. Thomas Dandelet and John Marino, 325-54. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2007.

"Miscarriages of Apothecary Justice: Un-separate Spaces for Work and Family in Early Modern Rome," Renaissance Studies 21:4 (2007), 480-504.

"Back Talk: Two Prostitutes' Voices from Rome c. 1600," Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2 (2007), 95-126.

"To Pray, To Work, To Hear, To Speak: Women in Roman Streets, c. 1600," Journal of Early Modern History 12 (2008)

"The Early Accademia di San Luca and Artists in Rome: A Historian's Observations" in The Accademia di San Luca in Rome: c. 1590-1635, ed. P. Lukehart. Washington, D.C.: Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5150, Cultural History of Europe, 1500-1800

Research interests

Women in early modern Europe, especially in Rome; social and cultural history; sexuality and prostitution.

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Thomas V. Cohen

Ph.D, Harvard University 1974
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., University of Michigan 1964

Professor, Departments of History and Humanities

Recent Publications

(with E. S. Cohen): Daily Life in Renaissance Italy (Greenwood, 2001)

Love and Death in Renaissance Italy (University of Chicago Press, 2004)

"Three Forms of Jeopardy: Honor, Pain and Truth-telling in a Sixteenth-Century Italian Courtroom" Sixteenth Century Journal XXIX/4 (1998): 975-998.

(with E. S. Cohen): "Open and Shut: The Social Meanings of the Renaissance Italian House,” Bard Graduate School of Design Journal, vol. ix, no. 1 (fall-winter, 2001-2002): 61-84.

"Reflections on Retelling a Renaissance Murder" History and Theory, December, 2002: vol. 41, no. 4: 6-16.

Guest edited a three-article cycle on legal records and social anthropology (Spain, Switzerland, Italy) for Journal of Early Modern History Spring, 2003, vol. 7, no. 1-2: “Introduction” with S. Pohl and S. Taylor: 1-7; my own article is "Bourdieu in Bed: the Seduction of Innocentia (Rome, 1570)": 55-85.

“The Death of Abramo of Montecosaro,” Jewish History (2005) 19: 245-85

with E. S. Cohen,”Testimonios judiciales como ego-documentos,” contribution to: ''De la autobiografía a los ego-documentos: un forum abierto,” James S. Amelang, co-ordinator, in Cultura escrita y sociedad volume 1 (Alcalá de Henares, 2005): 58-61

"The Savelli Murder Project: Unsolved Mystery Story as Historical Pedagogy." Positive Pedagogy, 1:2 (May, 2001) (electronic journal).

Research interests

Early modern Italy, political and cultural anthropology of early modern Europe, miscrohistory, and the esthetics of scholarship

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Boyd Cothran

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
<M.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Associate Professor, Department of History
Editor, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Recent Publications

Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Co-editor with C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, "Indigenous Histories of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: A Forum." Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 14:04 (October 2015): 503-579

Co-author with Martin Rizzo. "The Many Lives of Justiniano Roxas: The Centenarian Fantasy in American History and Memory." Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS).

"Melancholia and the Infinite Debate." Western Historical Quarterly, 47:01 (November 2016): 435-438. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/whq/whw091

"Enduring Legacy: U.S.-Indigenous Violence and the Making of American Innocence in the Gilded Age." Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 14:04 (October 2015): 562-579.

“Loks and the Yámatni: Slaves, Chiefs, Medicine Men, and the Indigenous Political Landscape of the Upper Klamath Basin, 1820s-1860s” in  Linking the Histories of Slavery in North America, ed. James F. Brooks and Bonnie Martin (Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press, 2015), 97-123.

“Exchanging Gifts with the Dead: Lava Beds National Monument and Narratives of the Modoc War.” International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies, 4:1 (Spring 2011): 30-40.

“Working the Indian Field Days: The Economy of Authenticity and the Question of Agency in Yosemite Valley, 1916-1929.” American Indian Quarterly 34:2 (Spring 2010): 194-223.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 6020 History of the United States
GS/HIST 5701 Modern Cultural History
GS/HIST 5240 Modern US Indigenous History

Research interests

United States History; Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Indigenous History; Cultural History.

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José C. Curto

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 1983
B.A. Hons. Concordia University, 1981

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications

Africa and the Americas: Interconnections during the Slave Trade. Trenton N.J.: Africa World Press, 2005. [edited with Renée Soulodre-La France]

[with Renée Soulodre-La France] “Introduction: Interconnections between Africa and the Americas during the Era of the Slave Trade,” in José C. Curto and Renée Soulodre-La France, eds., Africa and the Americas: Interconnections during the Slave Trade. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2005, pp. 1-11.

“Resistência à Escravidão na África: O Caso dos Escravos Fugitivos Recapturados em Angola, 1846-1876,” Afro-Ásia 33 (2005), 67-86.

“Struggling Against Enslavement: José Manuel in Benguela, 1816-1820,” Canadian Journal of African Studies 39: 1 (2005), 96-122.

Enslaving Spirits: The Portuguese Brazilian Alcohol Trade at Luanda and its Hinterland, c. 1550 1830. Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2004.

Enslaving Connections: Changing Cultures of Africa and Brazil during the Era of Slavery. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2004. [edited with Paul E. Lovejoy]

[with Paul E. Lovejoy] “Introduction: Enslaving Connections and the Changing Cultures of Africa and Brazil during the Era of Slavery,” in José C. Curto and Paul E Lovejoy, eds., Enslaving Connections: Changing Cultures of Africa and Brazil during the Era of Slavery. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2004, pp. 11-18.

“The Story of Nbena, 1817-1820: Unlawful Enslavement and the Concept of 'Original Freedom' in Angola,” in Paul E. Lovejoy and David V. Trotman, eds. Trans-Atlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora. London: Continuum, 2003, pp. 43-64.

Álcool e Escravos: O comércio luso-brasileiro do álcool em Mpinda, Luanda e Benguela durante o tráfico atlântico de escravos (c. 1480 1830) e o seu impacto nas sociedades da África Central Ocidental. Lisbon: Editora Vulgata, 2002.

Graduate Courses taught

HIST/5960 Social History of Commodities.

Research Interests

Historical Demography of Angola in the 18th and 19th centuries; the Atlantic slave trade; Angola;  Slaves in Brazil.

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Allan Durston

PhD, University of Chicago
MA, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
BA, University of Cambridge

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications

Pastoral Quechua: The History of Christian Translation in Colonial Peru, 1550-1650, University of Notre Dame Press, 2007

2008 “Native-Language Literacy in Colonial Peru: The Question of Mundane Quechua Writing Revisited” The Hispanic American Historical Review 88:1 41-70.

2007 “Notes on the Authorship of the Huarochirí Manuscript” Colonial Latin American Review 16:2 227-241.

Research Interests

Latin American history and anthropology; Peru; indigenous peoples; language politics.

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Jonathan Edmondson

M.A., Ph.D. University of Cambridge (Classics)

Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications

Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture. Edited with A. Keith. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2008, 370 pp.

Granite Funerary Stelae from Augusta Emerita (Monografías Emeritenses 9). Mérida: Museo Nacional de Arte Romano / Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura, 2006 [published February 2007]. 303 pp.

Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome Edited with S. Mason and J. B. Rives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Atlas Antroponímico de la Lusitania romana (joint-author as part of the Grupo Mérida). Mérida: Fundación de Estudios Romanos and Bordeaux: Centre Ausonius, 2003 [2004].

Imagen y Memoria. Monumentos funerarios con retratos en la colonia Augusta Emerita (main author, with contributions by T. Nogales Basarrate and W. Trillmich) (Monografías Emeritenses 6; Real Academia de la Historia: Bibliotheca Archaeologica Hispana 10). Madrid: Real Academia de la Historia, 2001.

Law and Social Status in Classical Athens. Edited with Virginia J. Hunter. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2000.

Dio: The Julio-Claudians. Selections from Books 58-63 of The Roman History of Cassius Dio (Translation with introduction and historical commentary) (LACTOR, 15). London: London Association of Classical Teachers, 1992.

Two Industries in Roman Lusitania: Mining and Garum Production (B.A.R.International Series, 362). Oxford, 1987.

Hallazgo de dos epitafios de veterani en Mérida: Vidas paralelas de dos soldados Augustani (emeritenses) a finales del siglo I d.C.” (joint-article with L.A. Hidalgo Martín) in Mérida: Excavaciones Arqueológicas 2004 (Memoria 10), Mérida, 2008, 479-507.

“Un enterramiento de incineración con estela de granito fechado en el s. I d.C. documentado en el entorno viario del Circo romano de Augusta Emerita” (joint-article with J. Márquez Pérez & P. D. Sánchez Barrero) in Mérida: Excavaciones Arqueológicas 2004 (Memoria 10), Mérida, 2008, 509-521.

“Public Dress and Social Control in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome” in J. Edmondson & A. Keith (ed.), Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008, 21-46.

“Introduction: From Costume History to Dress Studies” (jointly written with A. Keith) in J. Edmondson & A. Keith (ed.), Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008, 1-17.

“Collaborating between Classics and History in Teaching Ancient History at the Ph.D. level: The University of Toronto-York University Collaborative Programme in Ancient History (COLPAH)”, in “Graduate Training for the Ancient Historian: Or how best to study ancient history in the 21st century?” (2008 Committee on Ancient History panel), Philadelphia: American Philological Assocation, 2008.

“The Cult of Mars Augustus and Roman Imperial Power at Augusta Emerita in the Third Century A.D.: A New Votive Dedication” in J. González & T. Nogales Basarrate (ed.), El culto imperial en Hispania romana: política y poder, Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2007, 541-575.

“Funerary Inscriptions and the Development of Local Epigraphic Cultures in Roman Lusitania” in Actas del XII Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae, Barcelona, 2007, I, 461-468.

“Cities and urban life in the western provinces of the Roman Empire, 30
BCE to 250 CE”, in D. Potter (ed.), A Companion to the Roman Empire (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series). Oxford: Blackwell, 2006, 250-280.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5036 3.0, The Family in Ancient Rome
GS/HIST 5026 3.0, The Roman Empire

Research interests

Society, economy and culture of Roman Spain (especially Lusitania) from the late Iron Age to the late Roman Empire. Roman epigraphy, especially of the Roman Empire

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Carl Ehrlich

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1991
A.M., Harvard University, 1984
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1976

Professor, Department of Humanities
Director of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

Recent Publications

Carl S. Ehrlich (ed.), From an Antique Land: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009, 2011) xv + 506 pp. (with contributions by G. Beckman, C.S. Ehrlich, B. R. Foster, S.T. Hollis, I. Kottsieper, W.T. Pitard, and G. Rubio).

Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, and Eileen Schuller (eds.), Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 305; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013).

'Introduction', pp. 1-10 in: From an Antique Land: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature, Carl S. Ehrlich, ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman  & Littlefield, 2009).

'Hebrew/Israelite Literature', pp. 313-391 in: From an Antique Land: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature, Carl S. Ehrlich, ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman  & Littlefield, 2009).

'The Birth of the Judean/Jewish Diaspora(s),' in: The Jewish Diaspora as a Paradigm: Politics, Religion and Belonging, Nergis Canefe, ed. (Istanbul: Libra Kitapçılık ve Yayıncılık, June 2014) 133-170.

'Die christlich-jüdische Tanach-Übersetzung des Verlags der Weltreligionen', in: “Was Dolmetschen für Kunst und Arbeit sei”: Die Lutherbibel und andere deutsche Bibelübersetzungen. Beiträge der Rostocker Konferenz 2013, Melanie Lange & Martin Rösel, eds. (Leipzig: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft & Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, July 2014) 341-354.

'Biblical Gentilics and Israelite Ethnicity', in The Books of Samuel: Stories – History – Reception History, Walter Dietrich, Cynthia Edenburg, & Ph. Hugo, eds. (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 284; Louvain: Peeters, July 2016) 413-421.

'Philistia and the Philistines', in The World Around the Old Testament: The People and the Places of the Ancient Near East, Bill T. Arnold and Brent A. Strawn, eds. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, October 2016) 353-378.

'Esther in Film', in: The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film Part 1, Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch, ed. (Handbooks of the Bible and Its Reception 2; Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, October 2016) 119-136.

Research Interests

Ancient Israel, the Hebrew Bible, the Ancient Near East, "Biblical" Archaeology, Jewish History

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Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas

Ph.D, University of Essex
MA, University of Essex
BA, Ionian University, Corfu

Associate Professor, Department of History
Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair in Modern Greek History

Recent Publications

A Colonial Sea: The Mediterranean, 1798-1956, editor (with Manuel Borutta), special issue in European Review of History / Revue Européenne d'Histoire 18.4 (forthcoming, 2011).

"Class and cosmopolitanism: the historiographical fortunes of merchants in Eastern Mediterranean ports", in M. Fuhrmann and V. Kechriotis (eds.), The late Ottoman port-cities and their inhabitants: subjectivity, urbanity, and conflicting orders, special issue, Mediterranean Historical Review 24, 2, 95-114.

2009. «Θεσμο? και Εξουσ?α στην π?λη της Κ?ρκυρας στα μ?σα του 19ου αι?να » [Institutions and Power in Corfu town in the mid-nineteenth century], ?στωρ 15, 107-144.

2008. «Απ? την Ιστορ?α του Κ?σμου στην Παγκ?σμια Ιστορ?α ? απ? τον Ηρ?δοτο στη Μεγ?λη Απ?κλιση »["From World History to Global History or from Herodotus to the Great Divergence"], Μν?μων 29, 243-273.

2008. ‘Migrants, merchants and philanthropists; hierarchies in nineteenth-century Greek ports’ in A. Jarvis, R. Lee (eds.), Trade, Migration and Urban Networks in Port Cities c. 1640-1940, Research Series in Maritime History, 38, 109-126.

2007. ‘Public Health in Crete under the rule of Mehmed Ali in the 1830s’, Egypt/Monde Arab 4, 3, 35-54 (with Panagiotis Krokidas).

2004. ‘The Port Jews of Corfu and the ‘Blood Libel’ of 1891: A Tale of Many Centuries and of One Event’ in Jewish Culture and History 7, 1-2, 171-196, in D. Cesarani, G. Rommain (eds), Special issue, Jew and Port Cities, 1590-1990. Commerce, Community and Cosmopolitanism.

‘Banking Expansion, Success and Failure in the British Mediterranean; the Ionian Bank, 1840s-1930s’ (with A. Apostolides) in G. Tortella et al. (eds.), Banking in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective, Ashgate (forthcoming 2010).

2009. ‘Class and national identities in the Ionian Islands under British rule’ in R. Beaton and D. Ricks (eds.), The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797-1896), Ashgate, 161-174.

2008. ‘Credit, Bankruptcy and Power in the Ionian Islands under British Rule, 1815’, in K. Gratzer, D. Stiefel (eds.), History of Insolvency and Bankruptcy from an International Perspective, Södertörn academic studies 38, Huddinge, 83-118.

2005. «Ελληνικ?ς π?λεις-λιμ?νια το δ?κατο ?νατο αι?να. Ιστορ?α, ιστοριογραφ?α και συγκρ?σεις» [Nineteenth-Century Greek Port Cities. History, Historiography and Comparisons], in L. Sapounaki-Drakaki (ed), Ελληνικ?ς Π?λεις στην Ιστορ?α [Greek Cities in History], Dionikos and European Association of Urban Historians, Athens.

2004. ‘The merchants of the Ionian Islands between East and West. Forming local and international networks’ in M.S. Beerbuhl and J. Vogele (eds), Spinning the Commercial Web. International Trade, Merchants, and Commercial Cities, c. 1640-1939, Peter Lang, Frankfurt.

Research Interests

The history of class in the Eastern Mediterranean; British colonialism in the Mediterranean; The economic and social history of the Ionian Islands and the Greek State.

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Philip Harland

Professor, Department of Humanities

Recent publications

Graduate courses taught

Research interests

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William Jenkins

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University College, Dublin
B.A. Hons., University College, Dublin

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Recent Publications

Between Raid and Rebellion: the Irish in Buffalo and Toronto (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013)

"Two Irelands beyond the sea": Exploring Long-Distance Loyalist Networks in the 1880s, in Mary Gilmartin and Allen White, eds., Migrations: Ireland in a Global World (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013) 36-54

Poverty and Place: Documenting and Representing Toronto's Catholic Irish, 1845-1890, in Patrick Duffy and William Nolan, eds., At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth (Dublin: Geography Publications, 2012) 477-511

Homeland crisis and local ethnicity: the Toronto Irish and the Evening Telegram, 1910-1914, Urban History Review (2010) 38: 48-63

In Search of the Lace Curtain: Residential Mobility, Class Transformation and Everyday Practice among Buffalo’s Irish 1880-1910, Journal of Urban History (2009), 35, pages 970-97

Remapping 'Irish America': Circuits, Places, Performances, Journal of American Ethnic History (2009), 28, pages 90-99

Migration, historical geographies of, in R. Kitchin and N. Thrift, eds., International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Vol. 7 (Oxford: Elsevier, 2009), pages 108-15

Historical Knowth and its Hinterland, co-authored with F.J. Byrne, Gillian Kenny and Catherine Swift. (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2008)

Ulster Transplanted: Irish Protestants, Everyday Life and Constructions of Identity in Late Victorian Toronto, in Mervyn Busteed, Jonathan Tonge and Frank Neal, eds., Irish Protestant Identities (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008), pages 200-20

Ireland, in Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan, eds., Nations and Nationalisms: A Global Historical Overview, Vol. 2 1880-1945 (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008), pages 647-62

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5532 3.0 The North American Immigrant Experience

Research Interests

The Irish Diaspora in Canada and the United States; Urban history; Immigration and ethnic studies; Modern Ireland.

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Michele A. Johnson

B.A. University of the West Indies, Mona
M.Phil. University of the West Indies, Mona
M.A. Johns Hopkins
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

“‘Married but not Parsoned’: Attitudes to Conjugality in Jamaica, 1865-1920,”[with Brian L. Moore]. Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, Gad Heuman and David Trotman, eds. (London: Macmillan, 2005) 18pp.

Neither Led Nor Driven: Contesting British Cultural Imperial in Jamaica 1865-1920 [with Brian L. Moore] (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2004) 475pp.

Graduate courses taught

Research interests

Cultural and Social History of the Caribbean; Cultural History of the United States

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Edward Jones-Imhotep

PhD, Harvard University

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017)

Science, Technology, and the Modern in Canada, co-edited with Tina Adcock (Vancouver: UBC Press, forthcoming)

“Paris-Montreal-Babylon: The Modernist Genealogies of Gerald Bull,” in Science, Technology and the Modern in Canada, edited by Edward Jones-Imhotep and Christina Adcock (Vancouver: UBC Press, forthcoming).

“The Unfailing Machine: Mechanical Arts, Sentimental Publics, and the Guillotine in Revolutionary France,” History of the Human Sciences 30 (2017) (special issue on Psychology and Its Publics): 11-31.

“Malleability and Machines: Glenn Gould and the Technological Self,” Technology and Culture 57 (2016): 287-321.

“Communicating the North: Scientific Practice and Postwar Canadian Identity,” The History of Science, Volume VI: The Modern Life and Earth Sciences, edited by Massimo Mazzotti (London: Routledge, 2015).

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5701 Modern Cultural History

Research interests

History of Science and Technology; Modern Cultural History; Histories of the self.

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Mark Jurdjevic

Ph.D. Northwestern University
M.A. University of Toronto
M.A. University of Toronto

Professor, Department of History, Glendon College

Recent Publications

Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir. Eds. Mark Jurdjevic & Rolf Strøm-Olsen. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2016.

A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli’s Florentine Political Thought. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.

Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Research Interests

Renaissance political and intellectual history; Machiavelli; early modern political thought; Florence.

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Benjamin Kelly

DPhil, Oxford University, 2003
BA, University of Sydney, 1998

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications

Petitions, Litigation, and Social Control in Roman Egypt. 2011, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Pp. xix + 427)

Book Chapters
'Petitions with Requests for Registration from Roman Egypt', in Haensch, R. (ed.), Recht haben und Recht bekommen im Imperium Romanum: Das Gerichtswesen der Römischen Kaiserzeit und seine dokumentarische Evidenz. 2016, Warsaw: Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement 24. 407-456.

'Repression, Resistance, and Rebellion', in Ando, C., du Plessis, P., & Tuori, K. (eds.) . The Oxford Handbook of Roman Law and Society. 2016, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 374-385.

'Crime, Law, and Order', in Gibbs, M. Nikolic, M. & Ripat, P. (eds.) . Themes in Roman Society and Culture: An Introduction to Ancient Rome. 2014, Toronto: Oxford University Press (Canada). 241-62.

'Policing and Security', in Erdkamp, P. (ed.) . The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome. 2013, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 410-24.

'Proving the ius liberorumP.Oxy. XII 1467 Reconsidered,' Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 57.1 (2017), 105-35.

'"When the culprits come to light ...": P.IFAO I 26, BGU III 731.ii, and P.Fay. 108', Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 59.2 (2013), 369-74.

'Notes on Five Documents from the Roman Period', Tyche: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik 27 (2012), 224-5 (= Korr.Tyche 729-33).

‘Tacitus, Germanicus and the Kings of Egypt (Tac. Ann. 2.59-61)’, Classical Quarterly 60.1 (2010), 221-37.

Research Interests

Law, crime and policing in the Roman Republic and Principate, the history of Graeco-Roman Egypt, the Roman imperial court

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Sean Kheraj

Ph.D., York University

Associate Professor, Department of History

Online profile

Research Interests

Canadian History, Environment, Energy, Cities, Animals

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Janice Kim

PhD, 2001, University of London (History)
MA, 1997, University of London (East Asian Studies, Distinction)
MA, 1996, Johns Hopkins (History)
BA, 1996, Johns Hopkins (History)

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945. Stanford , California : Stanford University Press, 2009.

“Living in Flight: Civilian Displacement, Suffering, and Relief during the Korean War, 1945-1953,” Sahak yon’gu [Historical research], (December 2010)

“Labor Mobilization in Late-Colonial Korea, 1937-1945,” book chapter in Andre Schmid, ed., Reader on Colonial Korea, forthcoming.

"The Pacific War and Working Women in Late-Colonial Korea," Signs 33:1 (Fall 2007), 81-104.

“The Varieties of Women’s Wage Work in Colonial Korea,” The Review of Korean Studies, 10:3 (June 2007), 119-146.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5490 PostColonial State Formations in East and South Asia: A Comparative and Theoretical Review

Research interests

Modern East Asia, 20th-century Korea, colonialism and postcolonialism, civil war and migration, industrial labor and gender relations, capitalist development and the domestic economy.

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Matthias Kipping

Dr. phil. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
D.E.A. (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
M.P.A. (Master in Public Administration) John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
M.A. (Maîtrise d’Histoire) Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne, Paris, France

Professor and Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business History, Schulich School of Business

Selected recent publications

History in Management Research: Context, Content, Conduct, co-authored with Behlül Üsdiken (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).

Defining Management: Business Schools, Consultants, Media, co-authored with Lars Engwall and Behlül Üsdiken (New York: Routledge, 2016).

Re-Imagining Capitalism, co-edited with Dominic Barton and Dezsö Horváth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

‘A revisionist historiography of business history: A richer past for a richer future’, co-authored with Takafumi Kurosawa and R. Daniel Wadhwani, in J. F. Wilson et al. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Business History (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 19-35.

‘New Business Histories! Plurality in business history research methods’, co-authored with Stephanie Decker and R. Daniel Wadhwani, Business History 57, No. 1 (2015), pp. 30–40.

‘The managerialization of banking: From blueprint to reality’, co-authored with Gerarda Westerhuis, Management & Organizational History 9, No. 4 (2014): 374-393.

‘History in Organization and Management Theory: More than meets the eye’, co-authored with Behlül Üsdiken, The Academy of Management Annals 8, No. 1 (2014): 535–588.

‘Canada: Taking Life Insurance Abroad’, co-authored with James Darroch, in Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter (eds.), World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 252-273.

‘Hollow from the Start? Image Professionalism in Management Consulting’, Current Sociology 59, Issue 4 (2011): 530-550.

‘Mintzberg’s Emergent and Deliberate Strategies: Tracking Alcan’s Activities in Europe, 1928–2007’, co-authored with Ludovic Cailluet, Business History Review 84, No. 1 (Spring 2010): 79-104.

‘Private transnational governance in the heyday of the nation-state: The Council of European Industrial Federations (CEIF)’, co-authored with Neil Rollings, Economic History Review 61, Issue 2 (May 2008), pp. 409-431

Research interests

Business and management history; history of management consulting; history of professions; historical approaches in organization studies

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Kenton Kroker

PhD, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BA (Hons.), University of Victoria

Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies


"Configuring epidemic encephalitis as a national and international neurological concern," pp. 77-106 of D. Gavrus and S. Caspar (eds.), Technique, Technology, and Therapy in the Science of Brain & Mind (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2017)

The Sleep of Others and the transformations of sleep research (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007 [paperback ed. 2015])

co-editor (w/Jennifer Keelan & Pauline M.H. Mazumdar), Crafting Immunity: working histories of clinical immunology (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2008)<

“Creatures of Reason? Viruses at the Pasteur Institute during the 1920s,” in Kroker, Keelan and Mazumdar (eds), Crafting Immunity, pp. 145–64

“Washouts. Electroencephalography, Epilepsy & Emotions in the Selection of American Aviators during the Second World War,” in Steve A. Walton (ed.), Instrumental in War: Scientific research and instrumentation between knowledge and the world (Leiden & Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005), pp. 301–38

“Epidemic Encephalitis & American Neurology, 1919–40,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 78 (2004): 108–47

I am co-editor (w/Erika Dyck) of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadiene d’histoire de la médecine


History of modern science and medicine; modern epidemics; global biomedicine

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Molly Ladd-Taylor

Ph.D. (American Studies) Yale University
B.A. (History) Oberlin College

Associate Professor, Department of History

Selected Publications

Fixing the Poor: Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018).

“Contraception or Eugenics? Sterilization and ‘Mental Retardation’ in the 1970s and 1980s,” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 31 (2014): 189-211.

“What Child Left Behind? US Social Policy and the Hopeless Child,” in Lost Kids: Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States, eds. Mona Gleason et al (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009), 157-74.

Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945 co-ed. with G. Feldberg, A. Li, K. McPherson (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003).

“Eugenics, Sterilization and Modern Marriage: the Strange Career of Paul Popenoe,” Gender and History 13 (August 2001): 298-327.

'Bad' Mothers: The Politics of Blame in 20th-Century America, co-ed. with L. Umansky (New York University Press, 1998)

Mother-Work: Women, Child Welfare and the State 1890-1930 (University of Illinois Press, 1994)

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5230, Race, Gender and American Politics

Research Interests

U.S. social and political history; eugenics; health and welfare policy; childhood; motherhood; women, gender and sexualities.

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Bernard Lightman

Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.A., York University
B.A. (Honours), York University

Professor, Department of Humanities

Recent publications

Global Spencerism: The Communication and Appropriation of a British Evolutionist. Ed. Bernard Lightman. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

A Companion to the History of Science. Ed. Bernard Lightman.  The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

Science Museums in Transition: Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the 19th Century. Eds. Bernard Lightman and Carin Berkowitz. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5830 Contexts of Victorian Science

Research interests

Great Britain, Victorian science, religion, and gender; popularization of science, science and visual culture

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Paul E. Lovejoy

B.Sc., Clarkson College of Technology, 1965
M.Sc., University of Wisconsin, 1967
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1973

Distinguished Research Professor, Department of History
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Recent Publications

2005 Hugh Clapperton into the Interior of Africa: Records of the Second Expedition 1825-1827(Leiden: Brill) (co-edited with Jamie Bruce Lockhart)

2005 edited, Donald G. Simpson, Under the North Star: Black Communities in Upper Canada before Confederation (1867), New Brunswick NJ: Africa World Press

2005 Slavery, Commerce and Production in West Africa: Slave Society in the Sokoto Caliphate (Trenton NJ: Africa World Press)

2005 Ecology and Ethnography of Muslim Trade in West Africa (Trenton NJ: Africa World Press)

2005 Revolución, Independencia y emancipación: La lucha contra la esclavitud (San José: UNESCO), co-edited with Rina Cáceres Gómez

Chapters in Books and Articles
2005 “Identity and the Mirage of Ethnicity: Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua’s Journey in the Americas,” in Jay B. Haviser and Kevin C. MacDonald, eds., African Re-Genesis: Confronting Social Issues in the Diaspora (London: Cavendish Publishing, 2005)

2005 “The Sahara-Atlantic Divide, Or How Women Fitted into the Slave Trade,” in Gwyn Campbell and Suzanne Miers (eds.), Women and Slavery (Athens: Ohio University Press)

2005 “Trans-Atlantic Transformations: The Origins and Identities of Africans in the Americas,” in Willem Wubbo Klooster (ed.), The Atlantic World (New York: Prentice-Hall)

2005 “The Yoruba Factor in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,” in Matt Childs and Toyin Falola (eds.), The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 40-55

2005 “The Context of Enslavement in West Africa: Ahmad Baba and the Ethics of Slavery,” in Jane Landers (ed.), Slaves, Subjects, and Subversives: Blacks in Colonial Latin America (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press)

2005 “Narratives of Trans-Atlantic Slavery: The Lives of Two Muslims, Muhammad Kaba Saghanaghu and Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua,” in Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Kwadwo Opoku-Agyemang, Paul E. Lovejoy, and David Trotman, eds), Literary Manifestations of the African Diaspora (Trenton NJ: Africa World Press, 2005)

2005 (with David Richardson) “Commerce and Credit at Bonny, 1690-1840,” in Carolyn Brown, Paul E. Lovejoy and Renée Soulodre-La France (eds.), Repercussions of the Atlantic Slave Trade: The Interior of the Bight of Biafra and the African Diaspora (Trenton NJ: Africa World Press)

2005 “Alternatives to Revolution and Insurrection – Gustavus Vassa, alias ‘Olaudah Equiano,’ and the Abortive Plantation Scheme of Dr. Charles Irving on the Mosquito Shore,” in Rina Cáceres Gómez and Paul E. Lovejoy, eds. Revolución, Independencia y emancipación: La lucha contra la esclavitud (San José: 2005)

2005 “O Fator Iorubá no Tráfico Transatlântico de Escravos,” in Mariza de Carvalho Soares (organizadora), Rotas Atlânticas da Diáspora Africana: os 'Pretos Minas' no Rio de Janeiro, séculos XVIII-XX (Rio de Janeiro, 2005)

2005 “Spanish and British Rivalry for the Mosquito Shore in the 1770s, and the Radicalization of Gustavus Vassa, alias Olaudah Equiano,” in Jaime Arocha, ed., Homenaje a Nina S. de Friedemann (Bogota: )

2005 “The Voice of an Enslaved African Muslim in Brazil: Introduction to the Brazilian Edition of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua’s Biography,” in Robin Law and Paul E. Lovejoy, eds., Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua. As Desventuras de um Escravo Africano no Brasil, Caribe, Estados Unidos e Canada (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Pallas/Afirma, 2005).

2005 “The Arabic Manuscript of Muhammad Kaba Saghanughu of Jamaica, c. 1820,” in Annie Paul,ed., Creole Concerns: Essays in Honour of Kamau Brathwaite (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2005) (with Yacine Daddi Addoun)

2005 “The Urban Background of Enslaved Muslims in the Americas,” Slavery and Abolition

2005 “Alhaji Ahmad el-Fellati ibn Dauda ibn Muhammad Manga: Personal Malam to Emir Muhammad Bello of Kano,” Sudanic Africa

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5901 The African Diaspora

Research interests

Africa, Slavery

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Marcel Martel

Ph.D., York University
M.A., York University
B.A., Université Laval

Professor, Department of History
Holder of the Avie Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian History

Recent Publications

Books and Edited Collections (last 3 years)

Canada the Good? A Short History of Vice Since 1500, (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014) 189 p. Translated in French Une brève histoire du vice au Canada depuis 1500 (Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2015) 225 p.

Jacqueline Krikerian, Marcel Martel and Adrian Shubert, Canada and the World in 1867 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018)

Jacqueline Krikerian, David Cameron, Marcel Martel, Andrew McDougall, and Robert C. Vipond, Roads to Confederation: The Making of Confederation, 1867 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017)

Jean-François Caron et Marcel Martel, Le Canada français et la Confédération: fondements et bilan critique (Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2016) 198 p.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (last 4 years)

Joel Belliveau and Marcel Martel, ““One Flag, One Throne, One Empire?” Espousing and Replacing Empire Day in French Canada, 1899-1952,” in Matthew Hayday and Raymond B.  Blake (eds.), Celebrating Canada: volume 1 Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016): 125-148.

Joel Belliveau, Brittney Anne Bos, Marcel Martel, and Allison Ward, “One Flag, One Throne, One Empire?” Promoting a “ Sound Patriotic Feeling” in Canada through Empire Day, 1899-1956,” in Matthew Hayday and Raymond B.  Blake (eds.), Celebrating Canada: volume 1 Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016): 109-124.

“’Ils n’étaient pas à la table de négociations’ Les francophones en milieu minoritaire et leur experience concernant le pacte confederative,” in Jean-François Caron et Marcel Martel, Le Canada français et la Confédération: fondements et bilan critique (Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2016): 57-82.

“La GRC s’invite aux États généraux du Canada français”, in Jean-François Laniel and Joseph-Yvon Thériault (dir), Retour sur les États généraux du Canada français. Continuités et ruptures d’un projet national (Québec, Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2016) : 389-403.

“’La police de la langue’: La Gendarmerie royale du Canada et les groupes de pression favorables à l’unilinguisme français au Québec, 1968-1974”, in Stéphane Savard and Jérôme Boivin, De la representation à la manifestation. Groupes de pression et enjeux politiques au Québec, XIXe et XXe siècles(Québec: Septentrion, 2014): 214-233.

Martin Pâquet et Marcel Martel, “L’enjeu linguistique au Québec. Relations de domination et prise de parole citoyenne depuis les années 1960”, Vingtième Siècle Revue d’histoire vol. 129, (janvier-mars 2016): 75-89.

“L’étrangeté des rapport entre le Québec et les communautés francophones en milieu minoritaire: perspectives historiques” (translated and published in Japanese), Revue japonaise des études québécoises, vol. 7 (2015): 3-15.

“Lorsque l’État enquête sur ses citoyens: la GRC et la francophonie canadienne, 1963-1984”, Bulletin d’histoire politique, vol. 23, no 1 (automne 2014): 109-125.

Research interests

20th-century Canada, State formation and development; Drugs, moral regulation and public policy; Commemoration, identity politics, history and memory; Minority rights and public policy.

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Gillian McGillivray

Ph.D. Georgetown University, History, 2002;
M.A. Georgetown University, Latin American Studies, 1997;
B.A.(Honours) Dalhousie University, Spanish and History, 1994

Associate Professor, Department of History, Glendon College

Recent publications

“Cuba: Depresión, imperialismo y revolución, 1920-1940,” in La Gran Depresión en América Latina, ed. Paulo Drinot y Alan Knight. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2015, 308-346.

“Populism in the Circum-Caribbean, 1920-1940,” co-written with Thomas Rogers, in Transformations of Populism in New York and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies, New York: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015.

“Cuba: Depression, Imperialism and Revolution, 1920-1940,” in The Great Depression in Latin America. Ed. Paulo Drinot and Alan Knight. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014, 246-275.

“Ascensão e queda do pacto populista em Cuba, 1934-1959,” Revista Tempo 33 (January 2013): 105-140.

Blazing Cane: Sugar Communities, Class, and State Formation in Cuba, 1868-1959 (Duke University Press, 2009)

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5960  Social History of Commodities
GS/HIST 5950 Class and Community in Latin America

Research interests

Social History, Revolutions, Populism, State-formation, Micro-history, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Central America.

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Scott McLaren

Ph.D., University of Toronto
MLS, University of Toronto
B.A., University of Toronto

Associate Librarian, Humanities and History
Graduate Faculty, Humanities and History

Recent Publications

A Cultural History of the Bible in the Age of Empire.  Volume Editor. The Bloomsbury Cultural History Series. A Cultural History of the Bible General Editor Hannibal Hamlin. New York: Bloomsbury Press. Forthcoming.

"'May I Print any of your Books?' John Wesley, Francis Asbury, and the rise of Methodist publishing in America." Presidential Address. Historical Papers of the Canadian Society of Church History. 2016.

Religion and the Book.
Special issue, Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture. Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (University of Sherbrooke), 6(2) September 2015. Special Guest Editor. Includes Introduction, “The End of Religion and the Death of the Book.”

“Producing the Text: Production and Distribution of Popular Editions of the Bible.” New Cambridge History of the Bible volume IV: Modernity, colonialism, and their successors.Edited by John Riches. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015. 49-82. With Leslie Howsam.

“Brandishing Their Grey Goose Quills: The struggle to publish an official life of John Wesley, 1791-1805.” Book History 17 (2014): 191-220.

Anti-British in Every Sense of the Word? Methodist preachers, school libraries, and the problem of American books in Upper Canada, 1820-1860. Historical Papers of the Canadian Society of Church History (2013): 55-76.

“Before the Christian Guardian: American Methodist periodicals in the Upper Canadian backwoods, 1818-1828.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. 49.2 (Fall 2011): 143-165.

Research Interests

The history of books and printing, religion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, pre-Confederation Canada.

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Kathryn McPherson

Ph.D. (History), Simon Fraser University
M.A. (History), Dalhousie University
B.A. (Honours History), University of Winnipeg.

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

2003 Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945, Gina Feldberg, Molly Ladd-Taylor, Alison Li and Kathryn McPherson, eds. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

1999 Gendered Pasts: Historical Essays on Femininity and in Canada, Kathryn McPherson, Cecilia Morgan and Nancy Forestell, eds. (Toronto: Oxford University Press). Reprinted 2003.

1996 Bedside Matters: The Transformation of Canadian Nursing, 1900-1990 (Toronto: Oxford University Press). Reprinted 2003

2005 “The Nightingale Influence and the Rise of the Modern Hospital” On All Frontiers: Four Centuries of Canadian Nursing, Christina Bates, Dianne Dodd, and Nicole Rousseau, eds. University of Ottawa Press 2005.

2003 “Nursing and Colonization: The Work of Indian Health Service Nurses in Manitoba 1945-1970” in Gina Feldberg, Molly Ladd-Taylor, Alison Li and Kathryn McPherson, eds. Women, Health and Nation: Canada and the United States Since 1945, (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

2000 “Was the Frontier ‘Good’ for Women? Historical Approaches to Women and Agricultural Settlement in the Prairie West, 1870-1900” Atlantis 25, 1 (Fall 2000): 75-86

1999 “The Case of the Kissing Nurse: Sexuality and Sociability in Canadian Nursing, 1920-1967” Gendered Pasts: Historical Essays on Femininity and in Canada, Kathryn McPherson, Cecilia Morgan and Nancy Forestell, eds. (Toronto: Oxford University Press) . Reprinted in Opp, James and John C. Walsh. Home, Work and Play: Situating Canadian Social History, 1840-1980. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2006.

1996 "Carving Out A Past: The Canadian Nurses Association Memorial and the Creation of Nursing History" Histoire Sociale/Social History special issue on Festival, Spectacle, and Popular History 29, No. 58 (November 1996): 417-29.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5562, Comparative Women's and Gender History: The Twentieth Century
GS/HIST 6050, Comparative Western Social History

Research Interests

History of Women and Health; History of Nursing; Gender and Colonialism in the Canadian West

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Deborah Neill

Online profile

PhD, Univeristy of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BA, University of Waterloo

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

Networks in Tropical Medicine: Internationalism, Colonialism, and the Rise of a Medical Specialty, 1890-1930 (Stanford University Press, 2012) http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=11368

Neill, D. “Paul Ehrlich’s Colonial Connections: Scientific Networks and the Response to the Sleeping Sickness Epidemic, 1900-1914,” Social History of Medicine, vol. 22, no. 1 (2009), 61-77.

Neill, D. “Finding the 'Ideal Diet': Nutrition, Culture and Dietary Practices in France and French Equatorial Africa, c. 1890s to 1920s,” Food and Foodways, vol. 17, no. 1 (2009), 1-28.

Research interests

History, Culture and Cultural Studies, Modern European Colonialism/Modern Atlantic World, History of Trade in West Africa, History of Medicine

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Roberto Perin

Ph.D. University of Ottawa
M.A. History, Carleton University
B.A. History, Université de Montréal

Professor, Department of History, Glendon College

Recent publications

The Many Rooms of this House: Diversity in Toronto’s Places of Worship since 1840 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017).

Ignace de Montréal artisan d’une identité nationale, (Montréal : Les Éditions du Boréal, 2008), 304pp.

Enemies Within: Italian and Other Internees in Canada and Abroad ed. by Franca Iacovetta, R. Perin, and Angelo Principe (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999) forthcoming

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5532.06, The North American Immigrant Experience

Research interests

Immigration; Religion; Ethnic and National Identities

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Carolyn Podruchny

MA and PhD, University of Toronto
BA, McGill University

Associate Professor, Department of History

Personal website

Recent publications

Making the Voyageur World: Travelers and Traders in the North American Fur Trade (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press and Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006).

“Werewolves and Windigos: Narratives of Cannibal Monsters in French-Canadian Voyageur Oral Tradition,” Ethnohistory 51: 4 (fall 2004), 677-700.

Germaine Warkentin and Carolyn Podruchny, eds. Decentring the Renaissance: Canada and Europe in Multidisciplinary Perspective, 1500-1700. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001.

"Un homme-libre se construit une identité: Voyage de Joseph Constant au
Pas, de 1773 à 1853.” Cahiers franco-canadiennes de l’Ouest, Numéro spécial sur La question métissage : entre la ployvalence et l’ambivalence identitaires 14 :1 et 2 (2002), 33-59.

“Baptizing Novices: Ritual Moments Among French Canadian Voyageurs in
the Montreal Fur Trade, 1780-1821." Canadian Historical Review 83:2 (June 2002), 165-95

Graduate courses taught

Research interests

Early Canadian History, Aboriginal and French encounters, fur trade, oral history, history of the book.

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Geoffrey Reaume

PhD (Toronto, 1997)
MA (Toronto, 1990)
BA (Windsor, 1988)

Associate Professor, Critical Disability Studies

Recent publications


Remembrance of Patients Past: Patient Life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1870-1940. Toronto: Oxford University Press Canada, 2000.


Brenda LeFrancois, Robert Menzies and Geoffrey Reaume, co-editors of Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press,  2013.


“From the Perspectives of Mad People”, in The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health. Greg Eghigian, ed. London: Routledge, 2017: 277-296.

“Gender and the Value of Work in Canadian Disability History”, in Disabling Barriers: Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law. Ravi Malhotra and  Benjamin Isitt, eds. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017: 42-59.

“Alice G.” [1854-1938, Toronto Asylum Inmate Labourer] Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume XVI (1931-40). University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2016. Online at: http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/g_alice_16E.html.

“A Wall’s Heritage: Making Mad People’s History Public”, Public Disability History (November 21, 2016), available on-line at: http://www.public-disabilityhistory.org/2016_11_01_archive.html

“Understanding critical disability studies”, Canadian Medical Association Journal 186:16 (November 4, 2014), pp. 1248-1249.

“Stolen war medals found after 25 years” CMAJ Blogs November 11, 2014. Online at: http://cmajblogs.com/stolen-war-medals-found-after-25-years/

“Eugenics Incarceration and Expulsion: Daniel G. and Andrew T.’s Deportation from 1928 Toronto, Canada”, in Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and in the United States and Canada. Eds. Liat Ben-Moshe, Chris Chapman, Allison Carey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014: 63-80.

“Disability History in Canada:  Present Work in the Field and Future Prospects,” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 1:1 (2012): 35-81. Posted on-line at: http://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds

“Psychiatric Patient Built Wall Tours at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  (CAMH), Toronto, 2000 – 2010”, Left History, 15:1 (Fall/Winter 2010-2011): 129-148 (invited and refereed); also posted on-line on “Active History” website: http://activehistory.ca/papers/historypaper-10/

Research interests

Mad People's History; Disability History; History of Medicine, Canadian History.

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Markus Reisenleitner

Magister Artis, Doctor Philosophiae, University of Vienna (History)

Professor, Department of Humanities

Recent Publications

Reisenleitner, Markus. “From Europe’s Early Iron Age to a New Urbanist Shanzhai Village: Themed Environments, Global Property Markets, and the Role of Hallstatt’s Cultural Lineage.” The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures: Usable Pasts and Futures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 201–219.

Reisenleitner, Markus. “Heimat on the Range vs. Kosmo Noir: Edgar Wallace, Karl May, and Post-Second World War German Cinematic Translations of Anglo-American Popular Culture.” Translation and Translating in German Studies A Festschrift for Raleigh Whitinger. Ed. John L Plews and Diana Spokiene. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr, 2016. 147–159.

Reisenleitner, Markus. “Resetting the Clock: Theme Parks, New Urbanism, and Smart Cities.” A Reader in Themed and Immersive Spaces. Ed. Scott A Lukas. Pittsburgh PA: Carnegie Mellon ETC Press, 2016. 279–287.

Ingram, Susan, and Markus Reisenleitner. Wiener Chic: A Locational History of Vienna Fashion. Bristol: Intellect, 2013.

Ingram, Susan and Markus Reisenleitner, eds. Historical Textures of Translation: Traditions, Traumas, Transgressions. Vienna: Mille Tre, 2012.

Recent graduate courses taught

GS/CMCT 6114 = SPTH 6626 = SOCI 6132: Communication, Culture and the City
GS/CMCT 6000 / CC 8900 3.0: Core Issues in Cultural Studies

Research Interests

Cultural History, Cultural Studies, Urban History, European Memory, Digital Humanities.

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Nicholas C. Rogers

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., Oxford University

Professor, Department of History

Recent Publications:

Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night. (New York: Oxford UP, 2002), x, 198 pp. Paperback edition, 2003.

“Archipelagic Encounters: War, Race and Labor in American-Caribbean waters,” in Felicity A. Nussbaum, ed. The Global Eighteenth Century (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 2003), pp. 211-225.

“Brave Wolfe: the Making of a Hero in mid-eighteenth century Britain and America,” in Kathleen Wilson ed. A New Imperial History: Culture, Identity and Modernity in Britain and the Empire 1660-1840 (Cambridge: CUP, 2004), pp. 239-259.

<“Popular Culture,” in The Enlightenment World , eds. Martin Fitzpatrick, Peter Jones, Christa Knellwolf, and Iain McCalman, (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 401-20.

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 6050, Themes in Social History

Research interests

Naval impressment in Britain and the Atlantic in the eighteenth century, British colonial encounters in the eighteenth-century Caribbean.

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Anne Rubenstein

Ph.D, Rutgers University
B.A., Oberlin College

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other Threats to the Nation: A Political History of Comic Books in Mexico. Duke University Press, 1998 (reprinted 2000).

De los pepines a los agachados: Comics y censura en Mexico, Fondo de Cultura Económica (Mexico), 2004.

Going to the Movies in Mexico: Cultural Politics in the Post-Revolutionary Era. Duke University Press, forthcoming (2005).

(co-edited with Gilbert Joseph and Eric Zolov) Fragments of a Golden Age: Mexican Cultural Politics Since 1940. Duke University Press, 2001. (Translation forthcoming, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2004)

(co-edited with Victor Macías) Men's Rooms: Masculinity, Sexuality and Space in Modern Mexico University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming (2004).

"The case of the naked starlet in the wax museum's bathtub: Public morals, memory, and the cine de desnudas in the 1950s," in Robert Buffington and Pablo Piccato, eds., Case Studies, Cause Célèbres, and Other True-to-Life Adventures in the Social Construction of Deviance in Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming.

“The War on las pelonas: Modern women and their enemies, Mexico City, 1924,” in G. Cano, J. Olcutt, and M.K. Vaughn, eds., Las Olvidadas: Mexican Women after the Revolution. Duke University Press, forthcoming.

“Locating male sexualities in Latin American history: two anthropological models,” History Compass October 2003.

"El Santo: Many Versions of the Perfect Man," in G. Joseph and T. Henderson, eds., The Mexico Reader, Duke University Press, 2003.

"The General's Daughter Disrobes: Nahui Olin's Life and Art," in Jeffrey Pilcher, ed., The Human Tradition in Mexico. Scholarly Resources, 2003.

"Bodies, Cities, Cinema: The Death and Funeral of Pedro Infante as a Political Spectacle," in G. Joseph, A. Rubenstein and E. Zolov, eds., Fragments of a Golden Age: Mexican Cultural Politics Since 1940. Duke University Press, 2001.

"Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Twentieth Century," in Michael Meyer and William Beezley, eds., The Oxford History of Mexico, Oxford University Press, 2000.

"In the Wax Museum of Mexican Masculinity, or, Wrestling with Mass Media in the 1950s," in Enrique Perez and Ximena Narea, eds., La reconstrucción del mundo en America Latina, Heterogenesis series, University of Lund Press (Sweden), 1999.

"Mexican Magazine Censors vs. the U.S. Marines: A Case Study of Transnational Reception," International Journal of Comic Art, 1/2, Fall 1999: 41-54.

"Raised Voices at the Cine Montecarlo: Sex Education, Mass Media, and Oppositional Politics in Mexico," Journal of Family History , 23/3, July 1998: 312-323.

"Revolted Negroes and the Devilish Principle: William Blake and Conflicting Visions of Boni's War in Surinam" (co-authored with Camilla Townsend) in J. DiSalvo, ed., Blake, History, Politics, Garland Publishing, 1998.

"Leaving the Old Nest: Morality, Modernity, and the Mexican Comic Book at Mid-century." Studies in Latin American Popular Culture XVI, 1997, pp. 115-125.

Graduate courses taught

Research interests

Modern Mexico, Gender, Popular Culture.

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Gabriele Scardellato

Ph.D. (History), University of British Columbia, 1983
M.A. (History), University of Birmingham, 1974
B.A. (History), University of British Columbia, 1973

Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics

Recent publications

Italians in Canada: Selected Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, special issue of Quaderni d’Italianistica, vol. 28, no. 1 (2007), 212 p., issue editor Gabriele Scardellato.

A Monument for Italian-Canadian Immigrants: Regional Migration from Italy to Canada, edited and with an introduction by Gabriele Scardellato and Manuela Scarci (Toronto: Department of Italian Studies, University of Toronto and the Italian-Canadian Immigrant Commemorative Association, 1999, x, 110 p.).

Voyages to a New World: Giovanni Caboto and Italian Immigration to Canada, edited and with an introduction by Gabriele Scardellato. (Gaeta, Lazio: Nuova Luce su Caboto Committee and the Region of Lazio, 1997, 293 p.)

A Bibliography of Canada’s Peoples, 1980 – 1989: Part 1, Thematic Entries, compiled and edited by Gabriele Scardellato and Renée Rogers, (Toronto: Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1996, xi, 527 p.).

Within Our Temple: A History of the Order Sons of Italy of Ontario, (Toronto: Order Sons of Italy of Canada, 1995)

Research interests

Canada, multiculturalism, immigration history

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Marlene G. Shore

PhD in History, University of Toronto, 1985
MA in History, University of British Columbia, 1977
BA in History, University of Toronto, 1976

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

The Transformation of Psychology: Influences of 19th-Century Philosophy, Technology, and Natural Science, co-edited with Christopher Green and Thomas Teo. (Washington: APA Books, 2001)

The Contested Past: Reading Canada’s History. Selections from the Canadian Historical Review (Toronto, London, Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2002)

The Science of Social Redemption: McGill, the Chicago School, and the Origins of Social Research in Canada (London, Toronto, Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1987)

Chapters in Books
“Memory in the Midst of Change: The Social Concerns of Late 19th-Century North American Psychologists,” pp. 63-86 in Green, Shore, and Teo, eds., The Transformation of Psychology

“Introduction,” (co-authored with Christopher Green and Thomas Teo), The Transformation of Psychology

Articles in Refereed Journals
“The Epistemology of Carl C. Dawson,” (25 pp.) Cahiers sociologiques: Special Issue on Sociology in English Canada (Summer 2004).

“Religions et sciences sociales. Un chasseé-croisé interprétatif entre histoire, théologie et sociologie,” (with Gilles Routhier and Jean-Philippe Warren), Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique francaise (Winter 2004): 365-370.

“Religion, science et autorité dans le développement des sciences sociales en Amérique du Nord,” Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique francaise (Winter 2004): 371-388

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5701, Modern Cultural History
GS/HIST 6020, United States History (co-instructor)
GS/HIST 6030 Canadian History (co-instructor)
GS/HIST 6080 History of Sciences, Health, and Environments (co-instructor)

Research interests

19th- and 20th-century North American Intellectual and Cultural History; History of the Behavioural and Social Sciences; History of Modernism; Historiography; The Discipline of History and the Marketing of the Past

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Adrian Shubert

PhD, 1982, Queen Mary College, University of London
MA, 1978, University of Warwick
MA, 1976, University of New Mexico
BA, 1975, University of Toronto

University Professor, Department of History

Recent publications


El Pacificador: Baldomero Espartero y la formación de la España contemporánea, Barcelona, Galaxia Gutenberg, forthcoming 2018)

Edited Collections

Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War: Memory and the Digital in Contested Histories, with Alison Ribeiro de Menezes and Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez, (New York, Palgrave-MacMillan, forthcoming 2018)

History of Modern Spain: Chronologies, Themes, Individuals, with José Álvarez Junco, (London, Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018)

Globalizing Confederation, with Jaqueline Krikorian and Marcel Martel, (University of Toronto Press, 2017)

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Quan Catalunya celebrava Espartero, 1856-1868”, Recerques, (2017)

"Baldomero and Jacinta: Scenes from a Nineteenth-Century Spanish Marriage," Journal of Modern History, (December, 2017)

“After Civil War: Francoism and the Reconstruction of Spain”, in Ute Planert and James Retallack, eds., Decades of Reconstruction: Postwar Societies, State-Building, and International Relations from the Seven Years' War to the Cold War, (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017)

“El Hombre Imprescindible: Baldomero Espartero y la crisis revolucionaria de 1868-1876”, Ayer, #4, 2016

“Being – and Staying – Famous in 19th-century Spain: Baldomero Espartero and the Birth of Political Celebrity”, Historia y Política, (Julio-Diciembre 2015)

“Sports and Pastimes in Spain”, Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe, 2016 http://romanticnationalism.net/viewer.p/16/56/object/122-160721

“Lost in Digitization”, Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, (December 2014)

“Women Warriors and National Heroes: Agustina de Aragón and her Indian Sisters”, Journal of World History, June 2012

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 6040 Europe, 1815-1945
GS/HIST 6041 Issues in 19th and 20th Century Mediterranean Europe

Research interests

Modern Spain, Modern Europe, Transnational and World History, Biography

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Jennifer Stephen

Ph.D. 2000, History, University of Toronto
M.A. 1995, History, University of Toronto
B.A. Honours 1989, History, Queen's University

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

‘Pick one intelligent girl’: Employability, Domesticity and the Gendering ofCanada’s Welfare State, 1939-1947. University of Toronto Press, 2007.

“Balancing Equality for the Post-War Woman: Demobilising Canada’s Women Workers after World War Two.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes 31.3 (Fall 2007), 122-32

“In Dialogue with Ruth Pierson: Theory, Method and Writing New Histories.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/ Revue d’etudes sur les femmes Special Issue Two (Fall 2004)

The ‘Incorrigible,’ the ‘Bad,’ and the ‘Immoral’: Toronto’s ‘Factory Girls’ and the Work of the Toronto Psychiatric Clinic, 1918-1923”, in Louis Knafla and Susan Binnie, eds., Law, State and Society: Essays in Modern Legal History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995

The ‘Incorrigible,’ the ‘Bad,’ and the ‘Immoral’: Toronto’s ‘Factory Girls’ and the Work of the Toronto Psychiatric Clinic, 1918-1923”, in Louis Knafla and Susan Binnie, eds., Law, State and Society: Essays in Modern Legal History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5175 3.0 Citizens, Historians, and the State: Writing the History of the Welfare State

Research interests

Twentieth-century Canadian social, political and economic history; comparative welfare state history.

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Marlis Schweitzer

Ph.D. University of Toronto,
M.A. University of Toronto,
B.A. (History) University of Victoria,
B.F.A. (Theatre) University of Toronto

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre

Recent publications

When Broadway was the Runway: Theater, Fashion, and American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

Testimonial Advertising in the American Marketplace: Emulation, Identity, Community. Co-edited with Marina Moskowitz. New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2009.

Special issue on “Performing Publics” with Laura Levin, Richard Gough, and Melanie Bennett, Performance Research 16.2 (May 2011).

Special issue, with Laura Levin, on “Celebrity Culture” for Canadian Theatre Review 141 (Winter 2010).

“‘Darn That Merry Widow Hat’: The On– and Offstage Life of a Theatrical Commodity, Circa 1907-1908.” Theatre Survey 50.2 (November 2009): 189-221.

“Patriotic Acts of Consumption: Lucile (Lady Duff Gordon) and the Vaudeville Fashion Show Craze.” Theatre Journal (Dec. 2008): 585-608.

Graduate courses taught

GS/THST 6100: Theatre Research and Methodology

Research interests

Transnational commodity culture; history of fashion and beauty culture; history of advertising; history of consumption; celebrity culture; commercial Broadway theatre; gender and performance.

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Robert Tordoff

PhD, Cambridge

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities

Recent publications

Slaves and Slavery in the Ancient Greek Comic Drama, ed. with B. Akrigg (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

"Slaves and Slavery," in A. Glazebrook and C. Vester eds. Themes in Greek Society and Culture: An Introduction to Ancient Greece (Oxford University Press, 2017), 218-40

'Memory and the Rhetoric of salvation in Aristophanes' Assembly Women,' in Baragwanath, E. and Foster, E. (eds.) Clio and Thalia: Attic Comedy and Historiography. Histos, suppl. 6 (2017), 153-210

"Counterfactual History and Thucydides," in V. Wohl ed. Eikos: Probabilities, Hypotheticals and Counterfactuals in Ancient Greek Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2014), 101-21

'Introduction: Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Greek Comedy', in Akrigg and Tordoff (2013) 1-62

Research interests

Ancient Greek social and cultural history; slavery; memory

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Jeremy Trevett

B.A., M.A., D.Phil. (Oxford)

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

Apollodoros the Son of Pasion (Oxford, 1992)

'Demosthenes' speech On Organization (Dem. XIII)' Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, 35 (1994) 179-93

'The Use of direct speech by the Attic orators' in F. de Martino and A.H. Sommerstein (eds.) Lo spettacolo delle voci (Bari, 1995) 125-45

'Nikias and Syracuse' Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 106 (1995) 246-8

'Aristotle's knowledge of Athenian oratory' Classical Quarterly 46 (1996) 371-9

'Did Demosthenes publish his deliberative speeches?' Hermes 124 (1996) 425-41

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5001, Doing History

Research interests

Social, economic and political history of classical Athens, Greek oratory

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David Trotman

Ph.D, 1980, Johns Hopkins University
M.A., 1975, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., 1973, York University

Associate Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, (London: Macmillan Caribbean, 2004) – with Gad Heuman

'Community of Believers: Trinidad Muslims and the Return to Africa, 1810-1850,' in Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam, (New Jersey: Markus Weiner Publishers, 2004) 219-232 – with Paul E. Lovejoy

'Introduction' in Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, (London: Macmillan Caribbean, 2004) – with Gad Heuman.

'Capping the Volcano: Riots and their Suppression in Post-Emancipation Trinidad' in Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, (London: Macmillan Caribbean, 2004).

Busha's Mistress: A Stirring Romance from the Days of Slavery in Jamaica, by Cyrus Francis Perkins, (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2003) – with Paul E. Lovejoy and Verene A. Shepherd

Transatlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora, (London: Continuum, 2003) – with Paul E. Lovejoy

"Ethnicity and the African Diaspora," in Paul E. Lovejoy and David V. Trotman (eds.), Trans-Atlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora, (London: Continuum) – with Paul E. Lovejoy

"Africanizing and Creolizing the Plantation Frontier of Trinidad, 1787-1834" in Paul E. Lovejoy and David V. Trotman (eds.) Transatlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora (London: Continuum, 2002), pp. 218-239.

"Enslaved Africans and their Expectations of Slave Life in the Americas: Towards a Reconsideration of Models of 'Creolisation'" in Questioning Creole: Creolisation Discourses in Caribbean Culture eds. Verene A. Shepherd and Glen L. Richards (Oxford: James Currey Publishers; Kingston, Jamaica, Ian Randle Publishers, 2002), pp. 67-91 – with Paul E. Lovejoy

"Experiencias de Vida y Expectativas: Nociones Africanas Sobre la Esclavitud y la Realidad en América" in Rina Cáceres (ed.) Rutas de la Esclavitud en África y América Latina (San José, Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 2001) 379-404 – with Paul E. Lovejoy

Graduate courses taught

GS/HIST 5900: Themes in Post-Emancipation Caribbean History

Research interests

Studies in Atlantic History and Culture; Caribbean History; African History; American History; Caribbean Anthropology

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Kalman Weiser

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2001
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1998
M.A., Yale University, 1996
B.A., Yale University, 1994

Associate Professor, Departments of History and Humanities

Recent publications

Graduate courses taught

Research interests

Modern and Eastern European Jewish History, history of Israel, sociololinguistics, Yiddish language and culture.

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William Wicken

Ph.D., McGill University, 1994
M.A., McGill University, 1985
Honours B.A., McGill University, 1983

Professor, Department of History

Recent publications

Mi'kmaq Treaties on Trial: History, Land and Donald Marshall Junior Toronto: University of Toronto Press 301 pp. 2002

Co-Authored: John G. Reid, Maurice Basque, Elizabeth Mancke, Barry Moody, and Geoffrey Plank, The Conquest of Acadia, 1710: An Interpretive and Contextual History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2004

Graduate courses taught

Research interests

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Patricia Wood

Ph.D., 1995 Duke University (History)
M.A., 1991 Queen's University (History)
B.A., Honours 1990 Queen's University (History)

Professor, Department of Geography

Recent publications

M. Gilmartin, P. Wood and C. O’Callaghan, Fault Lines: Mobility and Citizenship in the Era of Brexit and Trump, forthcoming with Polity Press

Citizenship, Activism and the City: The Invisible and the Impossible, Routledge, 2017.

“Travellers, Land Management and the Political Ecology of Social Marginalization,” Irish Geography 50:1, 2017, pp. 59-80.

A. Medeiros, P. Wood, M. Bakaic, J. Peters, S. Wesche, “Water Security for Northern Peoples: review of threats to Arctic freshwater systems in Nunavut, Canada,” Regional Environmental Change, 2017, 17:3,  pp. 635-47

P. Wood and D. Rossiter, “The Politics of Refusal: Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Northern Gateway Pipeline,” Canadian Geographer, 61:2, 2017, pp. 165-77

P. Wood and Julie Young, “A Political Ecology of Home: Attachment to Place and Political Subjectivity,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34:3, 2016, pp. 474-91

D. Rossiter and P. Wood, “Neoliberalism as Shape-shifter: the case of Aboriginal title and the Northern Gateway Pipeline,” Society and Natural Resources, 29:8, 900-15

Graduate courses taught

GS/GEOG 5208 Doctoral Theory Seminar

Research interests

Identity and attachment to place; history of liberal democracy and the nation-state; citizenship; activism; ethnicity and immigration; gender and sexuality; urban history; Indigenous-settler relations; natural resource development; Ireland; Western Canada.

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