By Kriss Munsya
In This Issue
By Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
By Dominique Clement, Takara Ketchell and Matthew Arkinstall
By R. Blake Brown and Rudy Bartlett
By Benjamin Klassen
By J.I. Little
By Theresa Warburton
By Barbara J. Messamore
By Agnieszka Pawlowska-Mainville
Matthew Arkinstall is pursuing a PhD in sociology at the University of Western Ontario. He completed his master’s degree in sociology at the University of Alberta in 2021. His master’s thesis entitled “On the Right(s) Path: A Study of Human Rights Law and Practice in British Columbia” compared the commission model and direct access model for adjudicating human rights complaints to determine which model was more accessible to marginalized people. His research interests include discrimination, human rights, and social inequality. He hopes to continue in academia and become a professor in sociology in the future.
Rudy Bartlett is an undergraduate student in the Department of History at Saint Mary’s University. He is currently completing an Honours thesis on public commemoration of the First World War at The Rooms Provincial Museum in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
R. Blake Brown is a professor and department chair at Saint Mary’s University. His research examines Canadian legal history. He is the author or co-author of three books published by the University of Toronto Press and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History: A Trying Question: The Jury in Nineteenth-Century Canada (2009), Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada (2012), and A History of Law in Canada, Volume 1: Beginnings to 1866 (2018).
Dominique Clément is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta and a member of the Royal Society of Canada (CNSAS). He is a historical sociologist who specializes in the study of human rights and social movements. His websites, HistoryOfRights.ca and statefunding.ca, serve as research and teaching portals on the history of human rights law and movements as well as the nonproft sector in Canada.
Takara Ketchell is currently pursuing a PhD in sociology at the University of Alberta. Research interests are primarily focused around identity, culture, and community and are deeply informed by questions of intersectionality, memory, and affect.
Ben Klassen is a white queer settler living and working on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. He is a research manager at Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC), where he works on several 2SLGBTQ+ research studies. Ben holds an MA in history from Simon Fraser University, where he studied oral history narratives of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Vancouver. He has experience in community-based research, qualitative methods, and applied ethics and has co-authored papers and reports on a range of queer health topics, including blood donation policy and HIV treatment and prevention.
Jack Little is a professor emeritus in the History Department of Simon Fraser University. His most recent books are At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada’s West Coast (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019) and Reading the Diaries of Henry Trent: The Everyday Life of a Canadian Englishman, 1842–1898 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).
R. Scott Sheffield is an associate professor of history at the University of the Fraser Valley currently researching British Columbians and the Second World War. His previous research examined Indigenous military service and he is the author of The Red Man’s on the Warpath: The Image of the “Indian” and the Second World War (UBC Press, 2004), and (with Noah Riseman) Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Cambridge University Press, 2019), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.