University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - History - Adele Perry
Adele Perry

Director, Centre for Human Rights Research

Distinguished Professor

Office: 228 St. John's College
Phone: (204) 474-8107

Mailing Address:
228 St. John's College
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2M5


Ph.D., York University
M.A., York University
B.A., Simon Fraser University
Dr. Adele Perry


Canada; Western Canada; colonialism; transnationalism; migration; gender; sexuality


With Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City (University of Manitoba Press, 2018).

“Drinking Dispossession: Winnipeg, Shoal Lake 40, and Canada,” in Kiera Ladner and Myra Tait, eds., Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal (Winnipeg, ARP, 2017) 261-273.

Aqueduct: Colonialism, Resources, and the Histories We Remember, (ARP Books, 2016).

with Lara Campbell and Tamara Myers, eds., Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women`s History, 7th edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016)

with Karen Dubinsky, Henry You (eds), Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History, (University of Toronto Press, 2015)

Colonial Relations: The Douglas-Connolly Family and the Nineteenth-Century Imperial World, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015

“Historiography that Breaks Your Heart: Sylvia Van Kirk and the Writing of Feminist History,” in Robin Jarvis Brownlie and Valerie Korinek, eds., Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada (Winnipeg, University of Manitoba Press, 2012) 81-97.

“'Is your Garden in England, Sir?' Nation, Empire, and Home in James Douglas’ Archive,”  History Workshop Journal, number 70, Fall 2010,  67-85

“Women, Racialized People, and the Making of the Liberal Order in northern North America,” in Jean-François Constant and Michel Ducharme, eds., Liberalism and Hegemony: Debating the Canadian Liberal Revolution (Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2009).

“The Colonial Archive On Trial: Possession, Dispossession, and History in Delgamuukw v. British Columbia," in Antoinette Burton, ed., Archive Stories: Evidence, Experience, History (Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2005).

On The Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001).


HIST 1400 Canada Nation since 1867
HIST 2282 Inventing Canada
HIST 3442 Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, and Nation in Canadian History

HIST 1400 Canadian Nation since 1867
HIST 2282 Inventing Canada
HIST 3572 History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Canada

HIST 2280 Aboriginal History of Canada (Fall term)
HIST 3572 History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Canada
HIST 4060/7750 Gender History in Canada