headshot of Laura Madokoro sin front of an out of focus stone wallThe History Department is proud to announce that Professor Laura Madokoro has just been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. A short excerpt of the announcement is posted below with the full article, “Two Carleton University Researchers Named to the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists“, available online.

Carleton University researchers Zoe Todd and Laura Madokoro have been named members of the 2020 incoming class of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

“The honour is a telling recognition of the accomplishments and potential of these scholars,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International).  “The research being advanced by these faculty members will no doubt benefit Canadian society.”

Madokoro’s research explores the history of refugees and humanitarianism. She is especially interested in questions relating to settler colonialism, human rights and race. Her current research explores the history of sanctuary in Canada from the 17th century to the present, with a focus on post-Confederation sanctuary practices among a variety of religious and secular communities.

“It means a great deal to me to be recognized by my peers in this way, especially because my research on migration and refugees foregrounds histories of race and exclusion and addresses stories that might be considered marginal by some,” said Madokoro, professor in the Department of History. “It’s an honour to be inducted and I look forward to the opportunity to advance critical dialogues with colleagues from across the country and from a range of disciplines.”

The RSC welcomed 50 new members to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists who are top mid-career leaders in Canada. The college provides the RSC with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities, including those identified in emerging fields.