Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers
The History Department of Carleton University hosts many visiting scholars and student researchers from all over the world. These accomplished visitors contribute to the Department in a variety of ways including through knowledge transfer, collaboration partnerships, increasing the Department’s own international research reputation.
Below is a list of the most recent visiting scholars who were hosted by our faculty members.
Andreas Angourakis (2017)
Visiting Student Researcher from the University of Barcelona.
Hosted by Professor Shawn Graham.
- About Andreas Angourakis
A PhD student at the university of Barcelona, Andreas Angourakis, visited Carleton to conduct research in the area of agent based modeling of archaeological datasets and knowledge mobilization via video games.
Liliane Pereira Braga (2017)
- About Liliane Pereira Braga
Liliane Pereira Braga also comes to Carleton with a scholarship award from the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program. In her role at the Municipal Secretary of Education of São Paulo, Liliane is responsible for developing training programs for teachers in the public education system. She is also a member of CECAFRO at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, the only research center in Brazil devoted to the study of African and African Diasporic Cultural Studies, and her research focuses on the circulation of images, narratives and intercultural knowledge in Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti. At Carleton, Liliane will be researching anti-racist curatorial practices that encourage collaborations between artists, activists and scholars in Diaspora Studies, Decolonial Studies and Indigenous Studies.
Liliane currently works for São Paulo’s Municipal Secretary of Education, where she is responsible for developing training programs for teachers in the public education system. She is also affiliated with the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Sao Paulo, where she is a member of the only research center in Brazil devoted to the study of African and African Diasporic Cultural Studies (CECAFRO), and is the director of Zona Caliente: Santiago de Cuba Hip Hop (Cuba, 2004) and Na nga def: Diasporic encounter Africans (Senegal, 2008).
Liliane’s doctoral dissertation addresses the circulation of images, narratives and intercultural knowledge in the African diaspora, paying particular attention to audiovisual expressions from Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti.
At Carleton, Liliane will be working under the supervision of Dr. Daniel McNeil to research representational and curatorial practices critical of cultural racism, xenophobia, and intolerance, and examine connections between African-Caribbean-Canadian artists and activists in the Americas. She is keen to audit graduate classes, play an active role in discussions of decoloniality, indigeneity and diaspora and present her work with faculty, students and practitioner communities interested in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Global and International Studies and Transnational Cultural Analysis.
Tom Brughmans (2016)
Visiting Scholar (Researcher) from the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Hosted by Professor Shawn Graham.
- About Tom Brughmans
Tom Brughmans is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz. He received his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Southampton (2014) for his work entitled ‘Evaluating network science in archaeology. A Roman archaeology perspective’. He also gained his MSc from Southampton, in ‘Archaeological
Computing: Spatial Technologies’, where he was a member of the Archaeological Computing Research Group. He holds an MA and BA in Archaeology from the University of Leuven. Together with Anna Collar and Fiona Coward, he is a founding member of The Connected Past, a multi-disciplinary research group that aims to provide discussion platforms for the development of original and critical applications of network and complexity approaches to archaeology and history. He is the secretary of the international Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference (CAA).
His visit to Carleton was to conduct computational simulation of the ancient Roman economy via network analysis and agent based simulation with Prof. Shawn Graham and Dr. Iza Romanowska.
Luc-André Joseph Brunet (2019)
Visiting Scholar (Researcher) from the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Hosted by Professor Dominique Marshall.
- About Luc-André Joseph Brunet
Luc-André Brunet studied at Carleton University (Ottawa), Sciences Po (Paris), and l’Université Libre de Bruxelles before earning his PhD in International History at the London School of Economics. Before joining the Open University in 2016, Luc was Pinto Post-doctoral Fellow at LSE and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence) and taught history at LSE and Queen Mary University of London. He has also held visiting fellowships at Sciences Po, LSE, and the University of Ottawa.
Broadly speaking, Luc’s research interests are in the international history of the twentieth century. He has a particular interest in Vichy France. His first monograph, Forging Europe: Industrial Organisation in France, 1940-1952, explores continuities from the Vichy regime to post-war France and the early stages of European integration. You can watch Luc discuss his book here. His current book project on Vichy deals with the regime’s foreign policy, specifically its diplomatic relations with the members of the British Commonwealth during the Second World War. This project draws on archives in France, the UK, Germany, the United States, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Luc’s other main research interest is the Cold War, with a focus on nuclear disarmament and arms control. He is Acting Director of the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS and Book Reviews Editor for the journal Cold War History. He is currently writing an international history of Canadian nuclear disarmament policies during the final decade of the Cold War, provisionally entitled Canada, Nuclear Weapons, and the End of the Cold War.
At the Open University, Luc co-chairs the Research Group on War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century and coordinates the history department’s research seminar.
His visit to Carleton is to allow him to conduct research towards his book projects. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Jill Campbell-Miller (2018)
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow.
Hosted by Professor Dominique Marshall.
- About Jill Campbell-Miller
Degrees: BA (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax), MA (University of Waterloo, Waterloo), PhD (University of Waterloo, Waterloo).
Jill Campbell-Miller is a historian who specializes in twentieth century Canadian political and social history. Her interests particularly focus on Canadian foreign assistance and humanitarianism in in South Asia during the mid-twentieth century. Her dissertation, which she is currently revising to become a manuscript, examined the history of Canadian foreign aid in India during the 1950s. She recently completed an AMS postdoctoral fellowship at the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary’s University. For that project, she examined Canadian medical humanitarianism in South Asia during the 1950s and 1960s. Her new project at Carleton will look at the histories of two dams constructed during the 1950s, both funded by the Canadian government and with involvement from the same Canadian engineering firm, one in Northeast India, and the other in the Yukon territory. She aims to examine Canadian aid in the context of settler colonialism as well as its importance to the history of the global expansion of Canadian engineering firms.
Research interests include those mentioned above, but also relate to:
- The history of development
- 19th and 20th century British imperialism
- Modern South Asia
- Global History: 1450-Present
- Aspects of Global History
- Imperial Britain: 1870-1982
Recent Honours and Awards
2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship, SSHRC
2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Associated Medical Services
2015 Top six finalist for the CGS/Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award for the Humanities/Fine Arts.
2015 Nominated by the University of Waterloo for the CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award.
(Forthcoming) Co-authored with Michael Carroll and Greg Donaghy, “Tilting the Balance: Diefenbaker and Asia, 1957-63,” in Janice Cavell and Ryan Touhey, Reassessing the Rogue Tory and His Times: Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018).
“’Ex Unitate Vires’: Elite Consolidation and the Union of South Africa, 1902-1910,” Canadian Journal of History 45, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2010): 83-103.” Winner of the 2010 CJH Graduate Essay Prize.
2018 “To Serve, Learn, and Nurse: Canadian Nurses in South and Southeast Asia, 1962-1970,” Canadian Association for the History of Nursing Annual Conference, Halifax.
2018 “Colombo Plan Fellowships and the Changing Landscape of Health Education in Canada, 1950-1968,” Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Conference, Regina.
2018 “Missionaries, Expats, and Do-Gooders: Canadian Medical Humanitarianism in India, 1950-1968,” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Regina.
2016 “From ‘Cautious’ to ‘Proud’: How India Helped Canada Become a Donor Nation, 1950-1960,” “A Samaritan State” Revisited, Joint Conference by Carleton University, Bishops University, and the Historical Section of Global Affairs Canada, Ottawa.
“Historian, Meet Archivist: Researching the History of Complex Organizations,” co-written with Ryan Kirkby, published jointly by Activehistory.ca and Aidhistory.ca, July 3, 2018.
“The Fascinating Life of Dr. Florence Nichols,” Aidhistory.ca, May 27, 2017. Also cross-posted on the AMS Healthcare website.
“Investment for Development: The Plodding History of Canadian Development Finance” published jointly by Activehistory.ca and Aidhistory.ca, March 3, 2016.
“A Monument to the Past? The Never Forgotten National War Memorial Project,” Activehistory.ca, July 6, 2015.
“History, Humanitarianism and Development: New Approaches in Canada,” Voluntary Action History Society Blog, September 4, 2013.
“Leveraging the Synergies” or a Return to the Past?: The Decision to do Away with CIDA,” Activehistory.ca, April 4, 2013.
Tanya Evans (2016)
- About Tanya Evans
Tanya Evans teaches Australian history and public history in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. She specializes in the history of the family, poverty and sexuality. She is passionate about researching ordinary people and places in the past and incorporating ordinary people and places in the process of her research and the construction of historical knowledge. Her three books so far have been about the history of ‘illegitimacy’, poverty and philanthropy. Her last book Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales (New South, 2015) was a history of Australia’s oldest surviving charity, The Benevolent Society, which was written in collaboration with family historians. She pitches her work at a variety of audiences because her research is targeted at disrupting people’s assumptions about the history of the family. New South Press will publish her next book Swimming with the Spit 100 Years of the Spit Amateur Swimming Club in October 2016. This is a community history of her local swimming club. She is currently writing a history of motherhood in Australia while continuing to research the different ways in which family history is practiced in Australia, England and Canada.
Valerie Celine Gorin (2017-2021)
Visiting Scholar (Researcher) from the University of Lausanne, France.
Hosted by Professor Dominique Marshall.
- About Valerie Celine Gorin
Dr Valerie Gorin holds a Degree in History from the Faculty of Arts in October 2004, and a PhD in communication and media sciences from the University of Geneva, which she obtained in September 2013. Her PhD focused on the photojournalistic coverage of humanitarian crises in American and French newsmagazines from the 1960s to the 1990s.
She has been carrying out research on media and communications and teaching qualitative methods for social sciences between 2007 and 2013 with the Department of Sociology, University of Geneva.
Her areas of research are related to the history of communication and humanitarian action and to the evolution and uses of photojournalism in modern times. She is currently doing research on the history and media coverage of contemporary famines, and on the link between citizen photojournalism, (eye)witnessing and advocacy strategies in humanitarian settings. She has also started writing a book about the uses of photography and the media strategies of humanitarian actors since the late 19th century.
Her visit to Carleton is to allow her to conduct research in the area of the history of humanitarianism and visual culture for a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Zaheera Jinnah (2015)
- About Zaheera Jinnah
Dr. Jinnah is an anthropologist and researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatsersrand. She is the joint coordinator of the Migrating for Work Research Consortium (an international research partnership investigating the forms and impacts of labour migration in South Africa), and jointly teaches two MA courses in Human Rights and Labour.
Dr. Jinnah’s research interests include Somali migration, gender, and migrant labour and livelihoods, and she is currently working on a survey of mining communities to assess: livelihoods; health care needs and access; migration, and informality. An informal concept note about this project is enclosed, and Dr. Jinnah is keen to hear methodological reflections from anyone who has had experience in conducting surveys on artisanal and small-scale (ASM) mining, and whether there is any appetite to collaborate on a project that extends the survey beyond South Africa.
Dr. Jinnah is also keen to discuss student exchanges (Wits offers an MA and PhD in migration and displacement), and any interest in teaching collaborations between Wits and Carleton.
Lori Jones (2019)
- About Lori Jones
Lori Jones is a completing her doctoral studies in medieval and early modern medical history at the University of Ottawa. Her research, funded by SSHRC, OGS, and the Medieval Academy of America, focuses on the ways that medical treatises document how encounters with almost four centuries of recurrent plague outbreaks influenced contemporary understanding about the geographic places that generated disease, the historical links between epidemics, and the shifting boundaries between diseased and non-diseased places and times. This interdisciplinary research draws upon a wide set of historiographical traditions, including the cultural history of medicine, medieval and early modern geographical and historical thought, art history, and the history and geography of manuscripts and books. Ms. Jones spent three months in the UK in the summer of 2015 consulting, photographing, and partially transcribing more than one hundred 14th-17th century English, French, and Latin manuscript treatises and about as many early modern printed works located at twenty-three libraries in eight cities.
Ms. Jones is also involved in an international project that identifies, tracks, and attempts to mitigate the misuse of digitized medieval medical images. Focusing on the plague, this project seeks to raise awareness about the unintended consequences of mislabelling and misrepresenting infectious diseases in the past and to demonstrate how the ‘viral’ spread of misinformation creates a distorted view of the past.
She has taught the introduction to medieval history course and now teaches a seminar course on the cultural history of disease that covers all time periods and geographic areas. The course relies heavily on primary sources, including medical objects and images.
Prior to returning to university to get her history degrees, Ms. Jones worked for more than twenty years in international health and development. She has worked and consulted for a number of governmental, nongovernmental, academic, and international organizations. She travelled extensively and her work focused on critical issues such as HIV/AIDS, tobacco control, tropical diseases, liveable cities, and health systems strengthening. She still occasionally consults in those fields.
- Jones, Lori. “Review of ‘Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities.’” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 32, no. 2 (2015).
- Jones, Lori. “Review of ‘Expelling the Plague: The Health Office and the Implementation of Quarantine in Dubrovnik, 1377–1533.’” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences first published online September 7, 2015. doi:10.1093/jhmas/jrv025
- Jones, Lori. “Getting the Words Out (and Back In): What to do When a Plague Image is Not an Image of Plague.” Blog post on Global Medieval Studies: The ARC-Medieval Blog. 1 March 2015. http://arc-medieval.blogspot.ca/2015_03_01_archive.html
- Green, Monica H, Lori Jones, Lester K Little, Uli Schamiloglu, George D Sussman. “Yersinia pestis and the Three Plague Pandemics.” Lancet Infectious Diseases 14, no. 10 (October 2014): 918.
- Jones, Lori. “Review of ‘Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France.’” Histoire sociale / Social History XLVI, no. 92 (November 2013): 589-591.
- Wijeyaratne PM, Jones LK, Murphy, CJ. “Endemic Disease and Development: The Leishmaniases.” Acta Tropica 56 (1994): 349-364.
Jeremy Martens (2016-2017)
Visiting scholar from the School of Humanities, University of Western Australia.
Hosted by Professor Susanne Klausen.
- About Jeremy Martens
Jeremy Martens completed his BA (Hons) at the University of Natal, South Africa and his MA and PhD at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. He teaches global history; South African, African and British imperial history; and the history of race and racism. His research interests include the evolution of immigration restriction legislation in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as race, gender and the law in nineteenth and twentieth century South Africa.
Wilfried Mausbach (2015)
Visiting Scholar (Researcher) from the Heidelberg Centre for American Studies in Heidelberg, Germany.
Hosted by Professor Andrew Johnston.
- About Wilfried Mausbach
Wilfried Mausbach received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne where he studied History, Political Science, and Philosophy. He has been a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., and has held assistant professorships in history at both the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University Berlin and Heidelberg University, where he has also been a Volkswagen Foundation fellow. Since 2005 he is the Executive Director of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA).
His major research interests are in transnational and intercultural history with a focus on German-American relations during the twentieth century. He is the author of a book on American economic postwar policy toward Germany (Zwischen Morgenthau und Marshall: Das wirtschaftspolitische Deutschlandkonzept der USA 1944-1947 (Düsseldorf: Droste, 1996)), co-editor of America, the Vietnam War, and the World. Comparative and International Perspectives (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), and an adjunct editor of The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1990. A Handbook, 2 vols. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004). His essay “Forlorn Superpower: European Reactions to the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq,” has recently been published in Lloyd C. Gardner and Marilyn B. Young, eds., Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam, or, How Not to Learn From History (New York: The New Press, 2007), 59-87. He is currently at work on a book about Germany and the Vietnam War.
Maria Alicia Mayer Gonzalez (2015)
Visiting Scholar (Researcher) from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Hosted by Professor Sonya Lipsett-Rivera.
- About Maria Alicia Mayer Gonzalez
Dr. Maria Alicia Mayer Gonzalez was visiting Carleton in order to conduct research towards her latest book manuscript.
Jean-Pierre Morin (2015-2017)
Civil Servant in Residence from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Canadian Government.
Hosted by the History Department.
- About Jean-Pierre Morin
Since 2000, Jean-Pierre Morin has been the staff historian for the department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. He specializes in the history of Treaties between the Government and Aboriginal people and the history of government policy and administration of AANDC. In recent years, he has worked at developing new interactive digital historical learning tools, web content and digital media as well as leading the ongoing national commemoration initiatives such as the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763.
He has been involved in the establishment of the Public History working group of the Canadian Historical Association and was chair of the working group in 2009-2010. He has also been involved in the founding of the International Federation of Public History and currently sits as Vice-Chair. In 2013, Jean-Pierre Morin was the Program co-chair of the National Council on Public History’s annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Public History.
Kevin O’Sullivan (2018)
Visiting Scholar (Researcher) from National University of Ireland, Galway.
Hosted by Professor Dominique Marshall.
- About Kevin O'Sullivan
Dr Kevin O’Sullivan is a lecturer in History at the National University of Ireland, Galway, who is currently writing a book titled The NGO Moment: The Globalisation of Humanitarianism, 1968-85. This project examines the social, cultural and political phenomena that shaped the rapid expansion of the global NGO community, drawing on case studies from Britain, Canada and Ireland, as well as archives of governments and international organisations (EU, OECD and World Bank).
Dr. O’Sullivan’s main research and teaching interests are in international history, especially the areas of empire, globalization, and NGOs. He is particularly interested in how Western attitudes towards the global South changed in an era of decolonization.
Please join us on March 6, from 1:00-3:00 pm when Dr. O’Sullivan will run a workshop discussing his work. More details will be available on the History Department’s website carleton.ca/history closer to the event date.
Dr. O’Sullivan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Pulju (2014-2016)
Visiting Professor from Kent State University, Ohio.
Hosted by the History Department.
- About Rebecca Pulju
Rebecca Pulju specializes in the history of women and gender in modern France. Her book, Women and Mass Consumer Society in Postwar France (Cambridge, 2011), explored the emergence of a citizen-consumer role for women in the aftermath of war and occupation. She has now turned to women and families in rural France, as they were largely left out of the evolution of mass consumer society she examined in her first book. She teaches courses on women, gender, and family in modern France and Europe.
Iza Romanowska (2016)
Visiting scholar from the University of Southampton, UK.
Hosted by Professor Shawn Graham.
- About Iza Romanowska
She works within the broad subject of Digital Humanities (as part of the SotonDH) and, more specifically, the Archaeological Computing Research Group (ACRG). In her research she uses simulation techniques, especially Agent-based Modelling, to investigate the first human dispersal almost 2 million years ago. The Connected Island project, in which she is involved, investigates how the geopolitical situation during the Cold War impacted archaeologists on both sides of the Iron Curtain. And finally the Foragers in Unpredictable Environments (FUE) project looks at human dependencies on orally transmitted knowledge in constantly changing environments.
Her visit to Carleton was to conduct computational simulation of the ancient Roman economy via network analysis and agent based simulation with Prof. Shawn Graham and Dr. Tom Brughmans.
Katherine Rossy (2019)
- About Katherine Rossy
Katherine Rossy is an internationally acclaimed emerging scholar with expertise in international organizations, humanitarian systems and human rights. She completed her SSHRC-funded doctoral studies at Queen Mary University of London, where she examined United Nations’ recovery operations toward displaced children after WWII. As SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University, Dr. Rossy is currently researching emergency humanitarianism toward children from WWII to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1939-48).
Pierre-Yves Saunier (2012)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences distinguished visitor from France (CNRS, Research Group IRICE, Paris).
Part of a public events series hosted by the History Department.
- About Pierre-Yves Saunier
Dr. Pierre-Yves Saunier took part in three events in Transnational History hosted by the History Department:
- Colloquium on Digital History and the Transnational History of Nursing
- Bring your Document with You: the Nitty Gritty of Transnational History
- The Humanitarians: a (Very) Short History in Two Documentary Films
Teunje Vosters (2017)
- About Teunje Vosters
Ms. Teuntje Vosters examines the history of NGOs and how NGOs have influenced international refugee policies. She focuses on several key moments of debate, crisis and/or change in international refugee policies in the 20th century and explores what role NGOs have played during those periods.
Before her PhD, Teuntje studied European Studies at the University of Amsterdam and also did the Migration and Global Interdependence History Masters at Leiden University. Previously she worked for an international research and advocacy institute called Transnational Institute and she was also an intern at the International Rescue Committee in Oakland.
Teuntje Vosters would be happy to make new connections at Carleton and can be reached at: email@example.com