Matt Cavers recently completed an MA in geography at Queen's University. He now lives in Gibsons, where he works as a curatorial assistant and freelance writer. His main research interest is in the ways that society and nature intersect in modern Canada.
Benjamin Isitt is Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Victoria. His research on social movements in Canada and the world combines a bottom-up approach to archival records with wider geopolitical currents. A forthcoming book, From Victoria to Vladivostok, examines Canada's forgotten Siberian Expedition of 1918-1919. A second book, Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left, 1948-1972, examines transitions within British Columbia's working class during the "long boom" of North American capitalism. Dr. Isitt's current research moves into the closing decades of the twentieth century, demonstrating how globalization and resource depletion amplified conflicts between workers and environmentalists and impacted the province's social democratic political tradition.
Caleb Johnston is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, whose research focuses on the politics of citizenship in Ahmedabad, India. He is also the artistic director of Urban Crawl, a performance company based in Vancouver, whose work explores art as a site for popular politics and physical dialogue.
Byron King Plant completed a PhD in history at the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 examining federal and provincial Indian policies in British Columbia after the Second World War. He currently is a researcher at the Legislative Library of British Columbia.
Geraldine Pratt is a Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. She has collaborated with the Philippine Women Centre of BC for the last 15 years, researching various aspects of a temporary foreign domestic worker program, including the marginalisation of Filipino youth. She is author of Working Feminism, co-author of Gender, Work and Space, and co-editor of the 4th and 5th editions of the Dictionary of Human Geography.
Karl Preuss earned a PhD in modern European history, with an emphasis on twentieth-century Germany, from the University of California. As part of his graduate studies, Dr. Preuss undertook research on his dissertation (on Germany and Indian nationalism before World War I) as a Fulbright-Hayes Fellow at the University of Bonn. After serving as a historian with the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Preuss returned to Canada, where he received an MA in Aboriginal studies by special arrangement with the history department at the University of Victoria. He has published articles on European history, U.S. Air Force history, and Jewish history in the American South.