Tarah Brookfield

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Associate Professor Associate Professor, History; Youth and Children's Studies Faculty of Liberal Arts Youth and Children's Studies Brantford, Ontario tbrookfield@wlu.ca Office: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5792

Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

Brantford Campus:

Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I have worked at Laurier since 2009. I received my PhD in history from York University. I also studied history at the University of Waterloo (MA) and McGill University (BA). Prior to teaching at Laurier, I taught at York University, Trent University, and Brock University.

My research fo...


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Bio/Research

I have worked at Laurier since 2009. I received my PhD in history from York University. I also studied history at the University of Waterloo (MA) and McGill University (BA). Prior to teaching at Laurier, I taught at York University, Trent University, and Brock University.

My research focuses on Canadian women’s political activism in the 20th century, particularly regarding their mobilization for women’s rights and children’s safety during the World Wars and Cold War. I am also interested in children’s experiences as orphans and adoptees in Canada, and how children perceived and responded to the threat of nuclear war.

My current SSHRC-funded research project, Experiments in Peace: Grindstone Island, 1939-1989, examines the history of peace and social justice programs for youth and adults facilitated by the Quakers and the Grindstone Co-op.


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