Sonia Dussault is a polemologist and pedagogical expert with more than twenty years of teaching experience. She has been part of BISC’s Specialized Program of International Law and Politics teaching team since its creation.
Her keen interest in conflict resolution and military history also includes topics related to the nature of war and peace, conflict and culture, war and gender, and military and veteran health research. She also closely follows questions related to university teaching and learning, and implementation of active learning strategies in university courses. Her former work as a high school history teacher, conflict resolution consultant, and pedagogical advisor for a Department of National Defence-contractor led her to become an experienced bilingual educational developer and passionate university professor. Since 1999, she designed traditional, blended and online courses for high-school, mature, undergraduate and graduate students both in Canada and abroad. She also designs and facilitates professional development sessions for teaching assistant and teaching fellows.
She holds a BA in History (1996) and a BEd (1997) from Université Laval, QC, an MA in Conflict Resolution (2003) from University of Bradford, UK, and an MA in History (2013) from Queen’s, ON. She is currently completing her PhD in history at Queen’s University under the mentorship of Dr. Allan English. Her doctoral research explores First Nations, French, Canadien, British, Métis and Canadian senior military leaders’ ideas about war and peace by looking at the clashes between different ways of war since the seventeenth until the end of the nineteenth century in what is known today as Canada.