Christopher P. Dummitt

Associate Professor
BA (Trent), MA (Dalhousie), PhD (Simon Fraser)
Champlain College J14
748 1011 x 7224


Research interests:

Canadian culture and politics, especially, though not exclusively, Canada since 1945.

Select publications:

Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017

‘‘The ‘Taint of Self’: Reflections on Ralph Connor, his fans, and the problem of morality in recent Canadian historiography’ Histoire Sociale/ Social History Vol XLVI, No 91 (May 2013): 63-90.

“The Importance of Not Being Earnest: Postwar Canadians Rethink Mackenzie King’s Christian Manhood’ in Christopher J Greig and Wayne J Martino eds, Canadian Men and Masculinities: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Canadian Scholars’ Press/Women’s Press, 2012), 61-75.

"Harry, Ferns, Bernard Ostry and The Age of Mackenzie King:  Liberal Orthodoxy and its Discontents in the 1950s," Labour'/Le Travail 66 (Autumn 2010): 107-139.

With Michael Dawson eds, Contesting Clio’s Craft: New Directions and Debates in Canadian History (London: Institute for the Study of the Americas Press and the Brookings Institution, 2008).

The Manly Modern: Masculinity in Postwar Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press,2007).