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Queen's University

Douglas Nesbitt

Ph.D. Candidate

Phone: 613-533-2150
Fax: 613-533-6298


BA (Highest Honours), History, Carleton University (2007)
MA, Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Trent University (2010)


I grew up in London, Ontario and have since lived in Ottawa and Peterborough. I completed my undergraduate studies at Carleton University in 2007, focusing on mid-Victorian Canadian labour history. I successfully defended my MA thesis at Trent University in September 2009. Supervised by Dr. Bryan Palmer, my thesis explored the rise and fall of the Canadian Union of Students during the 1960s.

Under the supervision of Dr. Ian McKay, my PhD thesis focuses on the impact of social conflict upon the consolidation of Confederation in the period between the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 and the implementation of the National Policy in 1879.

I am a teaching assistant for History 289: Britain Since 1851 (Fall 2010) and History 291: Ireland from 1848 to the Present (Winter 2011).


Conference Presentations:

"Transforming "a bunch of mush": New Leftists and the Canadian Union of Students, 1966-69" Paper presented at The Sixties, Canadian-Style: Where Have All the Sixties Gone?, Brock University, November 5, 2010.

"The Harmony of Interests and the Producer Ideology: The Peculiar Politics of Isaac Buchanan." Paper presented at the Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University, March 7 2008.

Review Articles:

Sean Mills, The Empire Within: Postcolonial Though and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010) and Lawrence Aronsen, City of Love and Revolution: Vancouver in the Sixties (New Star Books, 2010). Forthcoming in Socialist Studies.


Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000