Our Experts

van Rahden, Till

Till van Rahden is  holding the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies. He aims to develop a new research program to contribute to the writing of a cultural history of the political with an emphasis on the history of civil society, diversity, and democracy in Europe since the French Revolution. To speak of the “political” as opposed to “politics,” is to direct attention to power and law, boundaries and nation, equality and justice, identity and difference, citizenship and civility. […]

Université de Montréal


Schmidtke, Oliver

Oliver Schmidtke is Director of the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS) and Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and History at the University of Victoria. Dr. Schmidtke, a former director of European Studies and president of the European Community Studies Association in Canada (ECSA-C), holds appointments in the departments of Political Science and History. Currently his research focuses on issues of democracy, populism, memory politics, the labour market inclusion of highly skilled immigrants as well as processes of political advocacy […]

University of Victoria


Obrist, Urs

Urs Obrist is a Senior Science and Technology Counsellor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Ottawa. His major research includes Canadian International Relations, Canadian History, German History, 20th century US history, and Swiss History. Dr. Obrist’s Ph.D. thesis (“Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany. A NATO Relationship of Special significance”) examined the transformation process of the former war enemies to Cold War Allies within NATO. The period under review is 1946 to 1957, with a focus on the years […]

Embassy of Switzerland in Canada


Pekacz, Jolanta T.

Jolanta T. Pekacz is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Dalhousie University, previously Canadian Research Chair (Tier II) in European Studies. Her major fields of interest are Memory, identity and gender in nineteenth-century Europe, French salons as lieux de mémoire, biography, Fryderyk Chopin and social history of music. Research Interests: Memory, Identity and gender in nineteenth-century Europe, French salons in the nineteenth century as lieux de mémoire, Frederic Chopin, and Social history of music

Dalhousie University


Whaley, Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann Whaley is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at Acadia University. The French Revolution, European women and science, French Women in World War II and the History of Women in Medicine from the Middle Ages to the 18th century are her major fields of interest. Research Interests: French Revolution, European women and science, French Women in World War II, History of Women in Medicine from the Middle Ages to the 18th century

Acadia University


Fury, Cheryl

Cheryl Fury is professor in the Department of History and Politics at the University of New Brunswick. Her interests focus on Tudor-Stuart social history, maritime history and Holocaust education.   Research Interests: Tudor England, Social history of Maritime Britain & European Expansion, Reformation & Counter-Reformation, Crime & Punishment in Early Modern Europe.

University of New Brunswick


Lukic, Renéo

Since 1995, Renéo Lukic is Professor of International History in the Department of History at the Laval University in Canada. From 1991 to 1995, he taught International Relations and History at the University of Virginia and Emory, in United States. Born in Croatia, he was educated at the Zagreb University (Croatia) and at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva in 1988. He is author, coauthor and editor of nine books. He has written more than 50 journal […]

Université Laval


Reisenleitner, Markus

Markus Reisenleitner is Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University. His current research focuses on imaginaries of mobility, community, fashion and style in the global digital city. Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Urban Culture, Popular Culture, Digital Humanities, and Fashion Studies

York University


Ingram, Susan

Susan Ingram is an Professor in the Division of Humanities at York University. Her research focuses on Film, Literature studies and institutions of European cultural modernity.   Research Interests: The institutions of European cultural modernity, including: European film, Fashion, Auto/biography, Comparative literature and Translation studies.

York University


Waite, Gary

Gary Waite is currently a Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick. While focusing primarily on the history of popular culture and religion in early-modern Europe, his interests are eclectic, ranging from the study of the import of individual radical reformers such as David Joris, to the analysis of the vernacular Dutch drama societies called the Chambers of Rhetoric and their involvement in religious reform, to the study of the Reformation and the revival of witch-hunting in the sixteenth century. In particular, Dr. Waite […]

University of New Brunswick


Priestly, Tom

Tom Priestly is an Emeritus Professor from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. He has for over 30 years been researching various aspects of language in the Slovene minority area of Austria. Dr. Priestly’s interests have ranged from traditional linguistics to sociolinguistics. He has been especially interested in the numerous factors that affect the maintenance of the language in some communities and its loss in others. These include social, demographic, economic, psychological and […]

University of Alberta


Kennedy, Sean

Sean Kennedy is a historian of modern France and generally his research focuses upon political and intellectual developments during the 20th century. More specifically Dr. Kennedy has published on ultra-nationalist movements in France from the 1920s through the Second World War. He is currently studying the attitudes of French intellectuals towards the English-speaking nations during the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the evolution of racism and antisemitism during the same period. Media Experience: Dr. Kennedy welcomes […]

University of New Brunswick


Earl, Hilary

Hilary Earl’s main areas of research focus on the Nuremberg war crimes trials, the history of the Nazi Holocaust, post-1945 Europe, comparative genocide studies and perpetrator history/testimony. Media Experience: Dr. Earl has experience responding to Print media inquiries, and welcomes all forms of media engagement.   Research Interests: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials; History of the Nazi Holocaust; Post 1945 Europe; Comparative genocide studies; Perpetrator history/testimony

Nipissing University


Mahon, Rianne

Rianne Mahon holds the CIGI chair in comparative family and social policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Her earlier work focused on unions and labour market restructuring in Canada and Sweden. Over the past decade she has produced numerous articles and book chapters on the politics of childcare at multiple scales. Dr. Mahon’s current SSHRC funded research project looks at policy learning in a multi-scalar world: Canada, Korea, Sweden and the OECD’s […]

Wilfrid Laurier University


Macleod, Alexander

Alex Macleod is working on the evolution of realist IR theory since the end of the Cold War. He has also been writing recently on American neoconservatism as IR theory. Dr. Macleod’s other major research project concerns how popular culture, especially TV and film, shapes and directs popular conceptions of security and international relations, particularly in the United States, both during the Cold War and since. Research Interests: International relations theory, Security studies, Foreign and security policy of France, Great […]

Université du Québec à Montréal

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).