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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Gavin Brockett
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Muslim Studies Option

  • Modern Middle East
  • Social history of modern Turkey

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor

  • Cold War Canada
  • Childhood and family
  • Women and gender
  • War and society
  • Peace education and activism

Blaine Chiasson
Associate Professor

  • Modern China
  • Sino-Soviet/Russian border
  • Manchuria
  • Culture, social and political history of Russian refugees in China
  • Chinese urban history
  • 19th- and 20th-century Chinese minority and ethnic policy

Cynthia Comacchio
Professor

  • Canadian social and cultural history, post-Confederation
  • The culture of childhood and youth
  • Gender and family
  • The Great War and modernity
  • Health, medicine and social policy
  • Society and culture of the interwar years

Adam Crerar
Associate Professor

  • Social and cultural history
  • Rural life
  • Province of Ontario

Darryl Dee
Associate Professor

  • Politics in Ancien Régime France
  • State and society during the reign of Louis XIV
  • Power and authority in early modern Europe
  • Europe and the Islamic world in the 17th and 18th centuries

Peter Farrugia
Associate Professor

  • 19th- and 20th-century Britain and France
  • War and peace
  • History of Brantford
  • Memory in World War I
  • Impact of museums on perceptions of the Great War in Britain and France

Leonard Friesen
Associate Professor
Director of Internationalization, Faculty of Arts

  • History of international relations
  • Russian studies
  • The West as modern problem

Jeff Grischow
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

  • Global history
  • African history
  • Comparative development studies
  • Race, imperialism and slavery

Erich Haberer
Associate Professor

  • Modern European history
  • 19th-century Russian revolutionary radicalism
  • Jewish-Gentile relations
  • Nazi Germany
  • The Holocaust

Mark Humphries
Associate Professor
Dunkley Chair in War and the Canadian Experience
Director, Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS)

  • War and society
  • First World War
  • History of medicine including mental illness and epidemic disease
  • Modern Canadian social history

Rob Kristofferson
Associate Professor

  • 19th-century Canada
  • Labour and working class history
  • Business history
  • Social history

John Laband
Professor

  • 19th-century Zulu kingdom
  • War and societies studies
  • Military societies and conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Applicability and utility of the Laws of War
  • Military remembrance and commemoration

Amy Milne-Smith
Associate Professor

  • Victorian Britain and the British Empire
  • 19th-century cultural history
  • Masculinity and gender history
  • Representations of mental illness
  • Cultural constructions of class

David Monod
Professor

  • Modern U.S. history
  • Art and entertainment in early 20th-century American culture
  • Vaudeville

Darren Mulloy
Professor
Chair, Department of History

  • American history post-1945
  • American political extremism
  • Intellectual history and political rhetoric

Susan Neylan
Associate Professor
Graduate Officer

  • 19th- and 20th-century Native-missionary encounters
  • Aboriginal Canadian history
  • Aboriginal peoples and colonialism
  • Native North America
  • Comparative Indigenous ethnohistory

Chris Nighman
Associate Professor

  • Late medieval and early renaissance intellectual history
  • Latin florilegia
  • Early Italian humanism
  • Conciliar sermons
  • Digital humanities

Eva Plach
Associate Professor

  • Modern Polish history
  • Polish-Jewish history
  • History of animal welfare

Roger Sarty
Professor

  • British, Canadian and American naval and air operations in the Battles of the Atlantic in World War I and World War II
  • Canadian defence policy and civil military relations 1860-1945
  • Canadian military historiography

Michael Sibalis
Professor

  • Modern France
  • French Revolution
  • Parisian labour movement
  • Political police under Napoleon I
  • History of sexuality in France since 1700

David Smith
Assistant Professor

  • Early modern Britain and the Atlantic world
  • Anglo-Canadian political traditions
  • The Atlantic economy
  • Exploration during the Age of European Discovery

Kevin Spooner
Associate Professor

  • Canadian foreign policy
  • Canada’s contribution to international peacekeeping
  • Canada’s relations with Africa

George Urbaniak
Associate Professor

  • European international relations, 1890-1948
  • Late 19th- and 20th-century Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and the Baltic states
  • World War I

Dana Weiner
Associate Professor

  • Grassroots politics
  • Social reform
  • Debates over rights in early U.S. history

Suzanne Zeller
Professor

  • Physical sciences in Canada
  • Science in the circumpolar Arctic

Contact Us:

Susan Neylan, Graduate Coordinator

E: sneylan@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3595

General Inquiries

E: hvogel@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3389


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