History focuses on the fields of Asian, Canadian, First Nations, British and European (early modern and modern), U.S., Latin American, and Environmental History and in the History of Science.

The following thematic research clusters highlight the interests and expertise of departmental members:

  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Global History, Maritime History, and the History of Empire
  • First Nations, Aboriginal, and Indigenous History
  • Environmental History
  • Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism
  • Religion
  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
  • International Relations
  • Culture/Power/History
  • Children and Youth
  • Migration, Borderlands, and Transnational History
  • Politics, Political Culture, and State Power
  • Law and Society
  • Communities

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Booker, Courtney Early medieval europe, histiography, rhetoric, narrative, hermeneutics, literary and textual critcism, latin philology, codicology, transmission of texts, and intertextuality, drama and performativity, politcal theology and l'augustinisme politique, medievalism
Brain, Robert History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History
Brook, Timothy Chinese history, global history, war crimes, Social and cultural history of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the japanese occupation of China during WW2, historical perspectives on world history and human rights
Bryce, Benjamin migration; Race and ethnicity; health; Education; Transnational history; Argentina; Canada; The Americas
Byrne, Jeffrey International history; Empires, decolonisation, & postcolonial history; Africa; Middle East; Revolution
Cheek, Timothy 20th century Chinese history, the history of the Chinese communist party, the role of intellectuals in public life in China
Christopoulos, John Early modern Europe; History of pre-modern medicine; Social and cultural history of early modern Italy
Dixon, Joy History of gender, sexuality, and the body, history of religion, history of the social and human sciences, history of empire
Ducharme, Michel Social Organization and Political Systems; Political Ideologies; Canadian History before Confederation; Quebec History; Liberalism and Nationalism in Canada and Quebec; Canada and the Atlantic World
French, William Earl Latin American history, Mexican history (19th and 20th century), Labour and social history, Working class culture, gender
Glassheim, Eagle European history (except British, classical Greek and Roman); History of Central and Eastern Europe; Environmental History
Hanser, Jessica Early Modern Britain; Economic History; Great Divergence; Drugs in History; China and the West; Qing China; Slavery; British Empire; Microhistory; Global History
Ishiguro, Laura British Columbia, Canada, and the British Empire; settler colonialism; migration; family; gender; Publications
Kojevnikov, Alexei Modern history of science, especially physics, science, society,and culture, Russia and Soviet History, Nuclear History and the Cold War
Lee, Steven Hugh Cold war
Loo, Tina Environmental history of Canada
Mccormick, Kelly Humanities and the arts; Modern Japan; History of Visual and Material Culture/Photography; History of Technology; History of Gender and Sexuality
Menkis, Richard Canadian history; Historical memory; Jewish history; Holocaust studies
Miller, Bradley Canadian history; legal history; International Law and International Relations; Criminal Justice History; North American History; British Empire History; Political History
Morton, David urban Africa; architecture and planning in history; informal settlement, housing, and citizenship; Mozambique in the twentieth century; Portuguese colonialism
Myers, Tamara History of children and youth, gender/women's history, history of crime and delinquency, history of adolescence and the family, Quebec/Canada
Paris, Leslie History of American childhood, History of American summer camps, Modern American social and cultural history, childhood and youth, gender and sexuality, popular culture
Peterson, Glen China, Chinese migration (especially to Southeast Asia), Overseas Chinese and the modernization of China, Refugee movements into and out of China in the twentieth century
Prange, Sebastian History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses; Religious Systems; Life and Economic Production; Social Organization and Political Systems; History of Capitalism; Economic History; Trade and Trade Diasporas; Islam; South Asia; Indian Ocean
Raibmon, Paige first nations on the northwest coast, cultural representations, relocation of aboriginal peoples, environmental health on reserves, first nations history, Indigenous people and colonisation, life writing and life history
Roosa, John Social Organization and Political Systems; Human Rights and Liberties, Collective Rights; Foreign Affairs; History of Indonesia
Shin, Leo Later imperial China
Thrush, Coll First Nations history, Indigenous, cultural, and world history, colonial and Atlantic, Northwest Coast and Pacific, environmental, place-based histories
Tworek, Heidi Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies; history of media and communications; international relations; international organizations; Germany; Europe
Wang, Jessica US history, 19th and 20th centuries, history of science and medicine, political and intellectual history, social and urban history, US international history
Yu, Henry Asian migration to Canada, Chinese Canadian, Asian Canadian, Chinese in British Columbia, multiculturalism, racism, Asian American history, sports and race, Chinatown, Head Tax, United States, Global Vancouver, Trans-Pacific migration, American intellectual history, Asian Canadian and Asian American history, race and immigration, social science and social theory in US and Europe