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Michael Petrou

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Queen’s), M.A. (Saint Mary’s), Ph.D. (Oxford)

Michael Petrou is Historian of the Veterans’ Experience at the Canadian War Museum, where he is leading In Their Own Voices, an oral history project that explores how war and military services have shaped the lives of veterans and their loved ones, and how those veterans in turn have shaped Canada.

Petrou previously worked as an editor and foreign correspondent, reporting on war, conflict and social unrest across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.

He was the 2018 Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford, where he earned his doctorate in Modern History.

Petrou’s publications include Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War and Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World.

He lives in Ottawa with his family.