Max Hamon teaches and researches the history of colonial North America during the long 19th-century, with particular interest in the intellectual and cultural history of the Métis and French Canada. His writing draws links between the histories of the east, west, north and south, the French and the English, Indigenous and settler histories. His first book, The Audacity of his Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation that Canada Never Was (1840-1875) explores the formation of the Canadian state in the nineteenth century and highlights the perspective of Louis Riel. His current research concerns the history of policing in British North America and Canada.
In the News
As part of the Buchanan post-doctoral research and with the support of the Nugent Fund, Max Hamon has created a new podcast based upon a series of interviews with the authors of recent books on the history of policing in Canada, the United States and the border between.
Dr. Max Hamon has won the Prix de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec for his book, The Audacity of His Enterprise. Louis Riel and the Métis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840-1875.
Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellow and Queen's History instructor Max Hamon was awarded the Wilson Book Prize for his first book, The Audacity of His Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840–1875, which was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2019.