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Dominique Marshall

Professor, Carleton University

Degrees:B.A. (Montréal), Ph.D. (Montréal)

Dr. Dominique Marshall is Professor of History at Carleton University. She teaches and researches the past of social policy, children’s rights, humanitarian aid, refugees, disability and technology. She coordinates the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History, which supports the rescue of archives of Canadian development and aid, co-directs the Carleton University Disability Research Group, the IDRC funded program Gendered Design in STEAM, and is a Co-Investigator of the SSHRC funded Partnership Local Engagement Refugee Research Network.

With LERRN, Dr. Marshall is active in supporting LERRN’s partnership with Al-Jana, especially around curating the experiences of refugee children and youth.

She has written about Canadian social policies and poor families, the Child Welfare Committee of the League of Nations, the Conference on the African Child of 1931, and the history of OXFAM in Canada. She was the president of the Canadian Historical Association from 2013 to 2015, a member of the Board of the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities (CFSSH) from 2012 to 2017, and the French Editor of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association for 20 years. She has been year-long visiting fellow at the the London School of Economics, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and Oxford Brookes. Her book, Aux origines sociales de l’État providence (1998) (available in English as The Social Origins of the Welfare State (2006)) received the Jean-Charles Falardeau Prize (now Canada Prize) from the CFSSH. She is Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa, member of the advisory board of Resilient Humanitarianism funded by the Australian Research Council and of the Ottawa Historical Association, and affiliated to the Institute of Political Economy, the Canadian Accessibility Network and the Institute of African Studies of Carleton University. For more information, please see her website