Three Students in York's Graduate History Program win SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Graduate History Program at York University has a banner year in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship competition. Three students, Kristine Alexander, Lisa Rumiel, and Guillaume Teasdale, studying in wide-ranging areas, were successful in the competition. Doctoral student Kristine Alexander will be starting a project about kids and the First World War at the University of Western Ontario, working with Professor Jonathan Vance. Her thesis (which she plans to defend in the summer) is on the Girl Guides, empire and internationalism in interwar England, Canada and India. She is supervised by Bettina Bradbury (main supervisor), Stephen Brooke & Doug Peers. Lisa Rumiel, who defended her Ph.D. dissertation last summer, has been granted a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project "Laboratory in the Pacific: The Role of the University of Washington and Its Scientists in the Pacific Proving Ground, 1946-1978." She will be working with Michael Egan in the History Department at McMaster University. Gina Feldberg was the supervisor of Lisa's doctoral dissertation, and Kate McPherson and Marlene Shore were also on the supervisory committee. Doctoral student Guillaume Teasdale has won a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project "French Catholics on the Border: Community, Culture and Identity in the Detroit River Region, 1701-1901." He will hold his fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, under the direction of Sophie White in the Department of American Studies. Guillaume's doctoral dissertation (which he plans to defend in the summer) is titled "The French of Orchard Country: Territory, Landscape and Ethnicity in the Detroit River Region, 1680s-1810s," is supervised by Carolyn Podruchny, and Colin Coates and Yves Frenette are also on the supervisory committee. The Graduate History Program congratulates Kristine, Lisa and Guillaume on their very prestigious award and wishes them many successes in their upcoming projects.