I received my PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 2001, and I was a post-doctoral fellow at Brandeis University in 2002. I have been in Laurier’s History department since 2003.
I am a historian of Poland who focuses on the period between the first and the second World Wars. My research interests include the history of Polish Jews and the history of the Polish animal welfare movement.
Special Issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue canadienne des slavistes: Animals in Eastern Europe and Russia.
In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the various ways that animals have shaped human identities and experiences. Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes invites contributions to a special issue that focuses on human-animal interactions, broadly conceived, in Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, Russia, the Soviet Union, and the former Soviet Union. We invite articles from a range of disciplines that explore the place of animals in the history, culture, and socio-political life of the region during any time period.
Possible subjects include (but are not limited to): animals in war; animal welfare movements; hunting; zoos; pets and pet-keeping; animal celebrities; animal biographies; wildlife and wildlife management; animals and the environment; animals and food production; religion and animals; circus animals; taxidermy; the use of animals in scientific research; animals and disease; animals and animal symbolism in literature and art; animals and the law (including European Union legislation); working animals; and animals under Communism. The issue aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.
Manuscripts may be in English or French. The normal peer-review process will apply.
Please consult the journal's website for our submission and style guidelines.
Note: Authors who submit papers must become members of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS).
Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes, founded in 1956, is a quarterly, interdisciplinary journal of the Canadian Association of Slavists, publishing in English and French. It is devoted to problems of Central and Eastern Europe. It is a forum for scholars from a range of disciplines: language and linguistics, literature, history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, philosophy, and the arts.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in Polish history and modern East European history more generally.
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