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Matthew Barlow: teaches at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and works as a public history consultant. His first book, Griffintown: Memory & Identity in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood, will be published by UBC Press in May 2017. He is also working on a documentary with film-maker and artist G. Scott MacLeod, The Death and Life of Griffintown, which will be released in summer 2017.
Carly Ciufo is a doctoral student at McMaster University’s Department of History. Her dissertation will be a comparative study of human rights museums and the cities that build them, under the supervision of Ruth Frager and Ian McKay. After defending her MA thesis on the Catholic foundations of Québécois separatism at Queen’s University, she held multiple research, exhibit, and librarian positions at the University of Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
Oleksa Drachewych is a PhD Candidate at McMaster University in the Department of History. His research focuses on the Comintern and Racial Equality, Self-Determination of Nations and Anti-Imperialism in British Dominions in the interwar period. He also specializes in interwar Soviet foreign policy. He has published several book reviews in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Revolutionary Russia and elsewhere. He is one of the organizers of Transnational Leftism, a workshop to be held at the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History in September 2017.
James Hill received his Ph.D. from the College of William & Mary and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Bahamas. He has published articles in Early American Studies and the Florida Historical Quarterly. His dissertation, “Muskogee Internationalism in an Age of Revolution, 1763-1818,” analyzes Creek and Seminole diplomacy. In particular, he focuses on their efforts to defend their territorial and political power by forging transatlantic diplomatic networks, manipulating and appropriating European concepts of sovereignty, and participating in an international diplomatic community. He has received fellowships from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the John Carter Brown Library, the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, and the David Library of the American Revolution.
Stacy Knapper-Nation is a postdoctoral fellow at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History. The author of the thesis “N-Ikwkw-min: Remembering the Fur Trade in the Colombia River Plateau,” she is among the most esteemed young scholars investigating the relationships of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in western North America. She is currently the Chair of the Editorial Committee for Findings/Trouvailles, the blog of The Champlain Society
Patrick Lacroix is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Hampshire. His research has lately appeared in the International History Review and in the Catholic Historical Review. His study of Thoreau’s travels in Canada East will appear in the fall 2017 issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies.
Julien Mauduit: a obtenu son doctorat à l’Université du Québec à Montréal, après avoir étudié à l’université Sorbonne Paris-IV et à l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Il a enseigné à l’UQAM et à McGill, et il a notamment dirigé un dossier pour le Bulletin d’histoire politique, « Patriotisme et économie durant les Rébellions de 1837-1838 » (janvier 2017). Il prépare un ouvrage collectif, avec Maxime Dagenais, sur les États-Unis et la révolution canadienne de 1837-38.
Asa McKercher is an Assistant Professor in Canadian History at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History with a PhD from Cambridge. He is a specialist of Canadian international relations and international history with a special interest in Canada-Latin America and in particular Canada-Cuba relations. He is the author of more than a dozen articles and chapters as well as the award-nominated Camelot and Canada: Canadian-American Relations in the Kennedy Era.
Alexandra L. Montgomery is a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies imperially-directed settlement schemes in Northern New England and Nova Scotia in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and, particularly, Native responses and counter-plans for the future of the region. She is originally from Halifax. You can find her on Twitter @foreign_advices.
Phil Van Huizen is an Assistant Professor in Canadian History at the Wilson Institute for Canadian History with a PhD from the University of British Colombia. He is an environmental historian and is currently working on North American oil and gas networks. His research has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Historical Associations’ prize for best doctoral dissertation on the North American West. He is also the author of numerous articles and chapters, including “Water Power before Hydroelectricity,” published in Power Up Canada: the History of Power, Fuel, and Energy from 1600 and “Building a Green Dam: Environmental Moderism and the Canadian-American Libby Dam Project,” winner of the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize.