Bryan D. Palmer

Professor, Canada Research Chair, FRSC
Chair, Canadian Studies Department
BA (University of Western Ontario); MA/PhD (SUNY at Binghamton)
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Administrative Assistant: Jeannine Crowe (705) 748-1817

Research interests: social and working-class history; history and theory; historiography; radical traditions and the revolutionary left; 1960s

Select publications: Bryan D. Palmer is the author of 12 books, editor of 5 collections of essays/oral biographies/pamphlets, and editor of the journal Labour/Le Travail. Palmer’s publications have been nominated for or won a number of academic prizes, including both the Canadian/American Historical Association’s A.B. Corey Prize and the Canadian Historical Association’s Wallace K. Ferguson Prize.

A recent book, James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928, published by the University of Illinois Press in 2007, was judged the best book published by a historian in Canada in a field other than Canadian history.

Another book, Cultures of Darkness: Night Travels in the History of Transgression – from Medieval to Modern (New York: Monthly Review, 2000) was awarded a Choice Gold Seal Award in that magazine’s annual competition for outstanding academic titles.

Widely published in Canadian scholarly journals, as well as in international journals in the United States, England, Italy, Brazil, and elsewhere, Palmer’s most recent books include the edited collection (with Joan Sangster), Labouring Canada: Class, Gender, and Race in Canadian Working-Class History (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2008) and Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).

 Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era