Elizabeth Paradis


Bio I received my MA in Public History from Carleton in 2011. I’m currently editing oral history interviews I conducted this fall with Canadian architect, Douglas Cardinal (Douglas Cardinal Archive Project). I’m also employed as a freelance researcher studying mid-century photographic representations of Inuit in Padlei, N.W.T. (Tina Loo, UBC), and for an upcoming exhibit at the Bytown Museum about the history of Ottawa’s urban forests (Joanna Dean, Carleton U). My internship was at the Museum of Civilization (2010), where I worked as a bilingual researcher for various projects.
Research My research has focused mostly on the relationship between history and performance (particularly participatory public history), 20th century film and television, gender, and visual representation in Canada. I am equally interested in environmental history, issues of space and place, and the notion of the body as a historical source.