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BC Studies no. 206 Summer 2020

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BC Studies no. 206 Summer 2020

BC Studies no. 206 (Summer 2020) features cover art by Sammy Chien and an opening piece by Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, Joint Effort, and BC Civil Liberties Association. This issue also contains though-provoking articles by Peter L. Twohig, Paul Sun Yoo, Jon, Katherine Fobear, and Duff Sutherland, as well as book reviews.

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In This Issue


Katherine Fobear’s research and activism focuses on the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender in oral history, migration, transitional justice, health, and housing.  Her most recent work is with LGBTQ+ refugees in Canada and transgender homeless in California’s Central Valley.  She is currently working on Qistory, a queer public history initiative in partnership with Community Link that works to record and preserve the voices and lives of LGBTQ+ persons in the Central Valley of California.

Paul S. Jon is a graduate of the Juris Doctor program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. He is a settler born in Vancouver to a family of Korean immigrants. He has a passion for exploring the lives of ordinary people throughout history, ranging from his BA studying classical, medieval, Korean, and Japanese history at UBC to modern Canadian legal history.

Duff Sutherland teaches history in the School of University Arts and Sciences at Selkirk College.  He has published articles and reviews in Labour/Le Travail, Newfoundland Studies, and BC Studies. From 2015–18, he was president of the Selkirk College Faculty Association. On education leave during 2019–20, he is completing a history of settler colonialism in the West Kootenay, from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Peter L. Twohig is a professor in the Department of History at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a historian with expertise in the history of health care work, social history, and working-class history. He was the president of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (2017–19) and in 2020 received the Agnes Dillon Randolph Award in the University of Virginia’s Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.