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BC Studies no. 175 Autumn 2012

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By Graeme Wynn, Elvin Wyly

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BC Studies no. 175 Autumn 2012

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Contributors

Mica Jorgenson graduated with a master’s degree in history from the University of Northern British Columbia in May 2012. Her thesis is entitled, “‘It Happened to Me in Barkerville’: Aboriginal Identity, Economy, and Law in the Cariboo Gold Rush, 1862-1900.” She has spent many years researching and writing on the environmental and First Nations history of the Barkerville/Bowron region, and she has presented her work at academic conferences across the province.

Lawrence D. Taylor is a researcher with the Departamento de Estudios Culturales at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico, and he specializes in the fields of Canadian studies and the history of the US-Mexico border region. His publications include El nuevo norteamericano: Integracion continental, cultura e identidad nacional [The New North American: Continental Integration, Culture and National Identity] (Mexico City: Centro de Investigaciones sobre la America del Norte, unam/e1 Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2001) and articles concerning the northern development policy of the Diefenbaker government. He is currently at work on books dealing with the Diefenbaker government’s National Development Programme and the National Power Grid project. He is also conducting research on the history of monorails in transportation and the use of railways in general for development projects in the north.

Christopher J. Schneider is assistant professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. He has received awards in recognition of his teaching, research, and community service contributions to public education. His research investigates mass media messages about crime, deviance, popular music, and information technologies in everyday life. Dr. Schneider has published articles and book chapters, as well as co-authored and co-edited books, in these areas. He has given more than 250 interviews with various news media across North America.

Daniel Trottier is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he is involved in two European Union projects on security and social media. He previously held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, and he obtained his PhD in sociology at Queen’s University. He is the author of Social Media as Surveillance (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012) as well as numerous articles on the sociology of digital and social media.
Elvin Wyly is associate professor of geography and chair of the Urban Studies Coordinating Committee at the University of British Columbia. His teaching and research focus is on the urbanization of social inequality, housing markets, and neighbourhood change, and the politics of data and quantification. Graeme Wynn is a professor of historical geography at the University of British Columbia and editor of BC Studies. He has taught and written extensively on environmental history. Dr. Wynn has researched the development of New World societies and the environmental impacts of European expansion around the world, including in early Canada and colonial New Zealand. He is general editor of the Nature/History/ Society series at ubc Press, co-editor of the Journal of Historical Geography (published by Elsevier), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is currently the Brenda and David McLean Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Graeme Wynnis a professor of historical geography at the University of British Columbia and editor of BC Studies. He has taught and written extensively on environmental history. Dr. Wynn has researched the development of New World societies and the environmental impacts of European expansion around the world, including in early Canada and colonial New Zealand. He is general editor of the Nature/History/ Society series at UBC Press, co-editor of the Journal of Historical Geography (published by Elsevier), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is currently the Brenda and David McLean Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of British Columbia.