Our Experts

Clémence Faure

Clémence Faure is a researcher at Institut de Recherche Montesquieu (IRM) with a PhD from the University of Bordeaux. Her work is focused on identity and migration in the context of the existence of right-wing movements. Her research includes discussions of links between migration, media and political agendas in a multidisciplinary manner combining history, sociology and philosophy. After completing her PhD in 2019, she has gone on to continue her research aspirations as a researcher and lecturer. She is a […]

Institut de Recherche Montesquieu


Dorota Glowacka

Dr. Glowacka is a Professor of Humanities at the University of King’s College. She is also cross-appointed to the graduate faculties of English, Gender and Women’s Studies, European Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at Dalhousie University. Her research interests include the the Holocaust, North American settler colonialism, and Polish-Jewish relations. Additionally, Dr. Glowacka is a member of the Academic Committee of the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is also a member of […]

University of King's College


Sarah Clift

Dr. Clift is the Vice-President and Associate Professor of the Contemporary Studies Department at the University of King’s College. She has a background in German and European studies. Her research interests surround memory within contemporary philosophy with an interest in the question of radical futurity. She is also the 2009 recipient of the President’s Prize for best doctoral thesis from York University. She is involved in the project “Memory Activism and Collaborative Process of Counter-Monumentality,” through King’s and NSCAD which […]

University of King's College


Roni Gechtman

Dr. Gechtman is an Associate Professor within the Department of History at Mount Saint Vincent University. His research interests surround the topics of modern European history and Jewish history. More specifically, he has focused on the Bund, a Yiddish language Jewish labour group present in Russia and Poland and their impact on minorities. Currently, he is continuing this research focus by further examining the cultural influence of the Bund in Poland.

Mount Saint Vincent University


Kirrily Ann Freeman

Dr. Freeman is a Professor at Saint Mary’s University in the Department of History and also the Director of Outreach and Experiential Learning. She has research interests in the areas of European studies, World War II studies and History. Her research focuses on Identity Politics in Vichy, France surrounding post-WWII stigma of collaboration. She is also interested in the history of Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives post-WWII.

Saint Mary's University


Gregor Kranjc

Dr. Kranjc is an Associate Professor within the Department of History at Brock University with a focus on European History, specifically that in Eastern Central Europe and the Balkans. His research themes include war, memory and the history of minorities in the regions of focus. He is also an Executive Council Member of the Society for Slovene Studies and editor of the Slovene Studies Academic Journal. Dr. Kranjc was also a Balkan Specialist Senior Historian from 2007-2009 in the Crimes […]

Brock University


Elizabeth Vlossak

Dr. Vlossak is an Associate Professor within the Department of History at Brock University. She is also the Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities. Her research centres around memory, nationalism, war, borders with a women’s and gender studies lens. She is also interested in creating connections with her local community. She is a founding member of the History Lab, which is an academic-community engagement organization. She is also a co-director of an open-access, online archive the Sport […]

Brock University


Valerie Hébert

Dr. Hébert is an Associate Professor within the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Lakehead University. She is interested in teaching themes of world, European and German history. Additionally, she is interested in researching aspects of war, human rights and genocide. She has written on topics including the Nuremberg Trials, Rwanda’s Gacaca Tribunals and the Holocaust in devloping Human Rights Law. She is also the recipient of research fellowships from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, […]

Lakehead University


Tomaz Jardim

Dr. Jardim is a Professor within the Department of History at the Toronto Metropolitan University. This areas of interest in research and lecturing centre around European studies, Germany, the World wars, the Holocaust and war crimes trials. His book, “The Mauthausen Trial: American Military Justice in Germany,” was the recipient of the 2013 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize for the best history book on a non-Canadian subject. Following this, he was awarded the SSHRC Insight Development Grant in order to write […]

Toronto Metropolitan University


Derek Penslar

Dr. Penslar is the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University. His research themes centre around Jewish history, capitalism, nationalism, and colonialism. He also brings a science and technology historical approach to his research. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Academy for Jewish Research and is an honorary fellow of St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford. Dr. Penslar has been an instructor at Indiana University […]

Harvard University


Doris Bergen

Dr. Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto. Bergen is also part of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Academic Advisory Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Her research focuses on religion, gender and ethnicity in the Holocaust and WWII. She has also been the recipient of SSHRC, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the German Marshall Fund funding and fellowships.    

University of Toronto


Rebecca Wittmann

Dr. Wittman is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. She was the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History recipient for her book, “Beyond Justice: The Auschwitz Trial.” Her research and teaching focuses on modern European Studies, Germany, and the Holocaust. More specifically, she is interested in German legal history and post-WWII criminal trials.      

University of Toronto


Piotr Wróbel

Dr. Wróbel is a Professor within the Department of History and the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto. He is also the Konstanty Reynart Chair of Polish Studies at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on Polish, German, Byelorussian, and Jewish history. He is also interested in research related to the position of minorities in those contexts.

University of Toronto


Lauren Faulkner Rossi

Dr. Rossi is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in the Department of History. Her research focuses on modern European, German, Christian and religious studies. She is also interested in comparative genocide studies. Her book, “Wehrmacht Priests,” focuses on these research interests surrounding the theme of German Catholic priests and WWII military conscription. .  

Simon Fraser University


Sylvie Thénault

Dr. Thénault is a research director at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), which is part of a joint effort with the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne to create the Center for the Social History of Contemporary Worlds (CHS). Her research focuses on Algeria and the Algerian war of independence specifically on law and repression within that region. She is interested in ideas of internment during 1830-1962 in Algeria, nationalism and indigenous peoples in the region.

Center for the Social History of Contemporary Worlds


Hervé Moritz

Dr. Moritz is the President of Le Mouvement Européen (France) as of December 2022. He joined the European Movement in 2011.He is a former Young Europeans Volunteer, secretary general, advocate, editor of the Taurillon and president. He is a graduate of the University of Strasbourg and instructor of International relations at Sciences Po Strasbourg.      

Movement Européen

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Network on Democracy

This group of scholars reflects the collaboration of the “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy” project and the “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” project. We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, webinars, video interviews, media outreach, blogs, mentorship of policy memos, and an open access database

Migration Experts

The project Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis – CEDoM” brought together a multi-disciplinary expert group in the field of the governance of borders and migration. It promoted exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.

Memory Politics Group

This Network reflects the collaboration between the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics:  Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture 2019-2023” . The Network is a partnership between the Center for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria and the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg  (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).