The Underhill Review

Fall 2009

Janet Ajzenstat is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at McMaster University, with research interests in comparative constitutional law, Canadian democracy, and Canadian political history. Her publications include The Political Thought of Lord Durham (1988), The Once and Future Canadian Democracy (2003), and, most recently, a new introduction to G.P. Browne, ed., Documents on the Confederation of British North America (2009 [1969]).

Katie Cholette, a specialist in the history of Canadian art, was winner of a University Medal from Carleton University upon graduating in Art History. In 2005, while a doctoral student in Canadian Studies, she won a National Gallery of Canada Research Fellowship. Currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Carleton University, she is also Associate Editor (Art and Culture) of The Underhill Review.

Nancy Christie is the author of Engendering the State: Family, Work, and Welfare in Canada (2000), which won the 2001 John A. Macdonald Prize of the Canadian Historical Assocation for the best book in Canadian history, and (with Michael Gauvreau) A Full-Orbed Christianity: the Protestant Churches and Social Welfare in Canada, 1900-1940 (1996). She is editor of a number of historical volumes, including Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada, 1760-1969 (2002) and Transatlantic Subject: Ideas, institutions, and Social Experience in Post-Revolutionary British North America (2008). She is presently an adjunct professor at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Jean-Marie Fecteau teaches in the Department of History, University of Quebec at Montreal, and specializes in political and religious history, the history of rights, the history of poverty and crime, and the epistemology of historical methodology. He is author of La liberté du pauvre: sur la regulation du crime et de la pauvreté au XIXe siècle (2004), Un nouvel ordre des choses: la pauvreté, le crime, l’Etat au Québec, de la fin du XVIIIe s (1989), and (with Janice Harvey), La regulation sociale entre l’acteur et l’instituion: pour une problématique historique de l’interaction (2005).

Susan-Mary Grant is Professor of American History at Newcastle University, with research interests in American national identity, the American Civil War, and war commemoration. She is the author of a number of articles, book chapters, and books, including The War for a Nation: the American Civil War (2006) and North Over South: Northern Nationalism and American Identity in the Antebellum Era (2000).


A.B. McKillop is Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University and Founding Editor of The Underhill Review. A student of intellectual and cultural history, his most recent book is Pierre Berton: A Biography (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2008), which won the Donald Grant Creighton Award of the Ontario Historical Society.

Linda Morra teaches Canadian and American literature in the English Department at Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec. Her research interests incorporate masculinity studies, feminist theories, globalization and postcolonial theory. Her published work includes Corresponding Influences: Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth (2006) and (with co-editor John Moss), At the Speed of Light there is Only Illumination: A Reappraisal of Marshall McLuhan (2004).

Bryan D. Palmer is Canada Research Chair at Trent University and Editor of Labour/Le Travail, and his research interests include the radical tradition (in Canada and abroad), working oppositional social movements, and the relation of history and theory. Among his many publications are Working-Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991 (1992), Cultures of Darkness: Night Travels in the Histories of Transgression (2000), and  James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left (2006), which won the 2008 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize of the Canadian Historical Association for the best book in history other than Canadian. His most recent work, Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era, was published in 2009.

Martin Pâquet, a professor of history at Laval University, specialises in the study of political culture and movements of migration in modern Canada and Quebec. His publications include Tracer les marges de la Cité. Étranger, Immigrant et État au Québec, 1627-1981 (2005), Vers un ministère québécois de l’Immigration, 1945-1968 (1997), and (in collaboration with Yves Frenette), Brève histoire des Canadiens français (1998.

Jean-Philippe Warren holds the Research Chair for the Study of Quebec at Concordia University. Among other publications, he is the author of Une douce anarchie. Les années 68 au Québec (Montréal: Éditions du Boréal, 2008), Ils voulaient changer le monde. Le militantism marxiste-léniniste au Québec (Montréal: VLB, 2007), and L’Engagement sociologique. La tradition sociologique au Québec francophone (Montréal: Éditions du Boréal, 2005), which won the Clio Award of the Canadian Historical Association and the Michel Brunet Award.