B.A. (Western), M.A., Ph.D. (York)
Lady Eaton College N112
705-748-1011 x 7839
20th Century Canadian economic and political history, particularly post- World War II trade, economic and business history; US political and economic history; government and politics.
Current Research Projects:
“Bricklin Dreams: The Promoter, The Premier, The Province and the Spectacular Failure of an Unlikely Car Company” (Monograph), funded by a SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Canadian History Through Murder, Execution, Assassination and Suicide (textbook based on Trent University course). University of Toronto Press Higher Education Division, under contract
Re-Creation and Fragmentation: Canada Since 1945 (senior undergraduate text). Oxford UniversityPress, under contract
Autonomous State: The Struggle for a Canadian Auto Industry from OPEC to Free Trade, University of Toronto Press, 2013
Canadian Public Policy: Special Issue
on the Automobile and its Industry in Canada.
36 1 (Spring, 2010). Co-editor, with Johannes
Framing Canadian Federalism: Historical Essays in Honour of John T. Saywell. UTP, 2009. Co-editor, with P.E. Bryden.
“A ‘War on Pollution’? Canadian Responses to the Automotive Emissions Problem, 1970-80” Canadian Historical Review, 90.1 (March, 2009), 99-136.
Car Nation: An Illustrated History of
Canada's Transformation Behind the
Wheel, (Lorimer, 2008).
The Sixties: Passion, Politics, and Style, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008 (Editor).
“Industrial Sunrise? The Chrysler Bailout, the State and the Reindustrialization of the Canadian Automotive Sector, 1975-1986” Urban History Review, 35 (Spring 2007) 37-50.
“Multilateralism, Nationalism, and Bilateral Free Trade: Competing Visions of Canadian Economic and Trade Policy, 1945-1970” in Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-1975, Magda Fahrni and Robert Rutherdale eds., UBC Press, 2008, pp. 137-61.
Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American
Auto Industry, 1960-1971, (University of Toronto
Study to Investigate the Role of Public Policy in the Auto Sector and the Canadian Fuel Cell Industry
J.J. Talman Award
Trent University history professor Dr. DimitryAnastakis was recently awarded the prestigious J.J. Talman Award from the Ontario Historical Society (OHS) for his 2005 book entitled Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry, 1960-1971