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Laurence Cros

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Title: Associate professor


Research Themes:

  • Canadian historiography
  • Canadian foreign policy
  • The building of national identity in Canada
  • History and fiction

Current Projects:

  • “Migration Crises, Multiculturalism Issues and Integration in Canada: the Canadian Syrian Refugees Programme” in The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises, editors Cecilia Menjivar, Marie Ruiz and Immanuel Ness.
  • Preparation of a conference on low brow historical fiction (novels, films, TV series)

Education and Academic Positions:

Dr. Laurence Cros is an associate professor in the Department of English and American Studies of the Université Paris Diderot, where she teaches American and Canadian history and culture. She received the Agregation d’Anglais in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Canadian Studies from the Université Paris 3 in 1998. She received several research grants from the Canadian government and is a member of the board of the French Association of Canadian Studies. After working on the interaction between the writing of Canadian history and nation building, she now works on the way Canadian identity is defined and promoted through Canada’s foreign policy.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Coordinator of international relations, UFR d’Études Anglophones
  • Treasurer, French Association of Canadian Studies
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Institut des Amériques
  • Co-editor of Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies
  • Member of the editorial board of International Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue internationale d’études canadiennes (Toronto University Press)
  • Member of the editorial board of IdeAs – Idées d’Amérique

Research Supervision:

  • Canadian history and culture
  • National identity of Canada
  • History and fiction

Selected Publications:

  • “The narrative of Canada as a peacekeeping nation since the 1990s: permanence and evolution of a national paradigm”, International Journal of Canadian Studies, Fall 2015, vol. 52, p. 83-106.
  • Co-direction avec Françoise Le Jeune, Études Canadiennes, vol. 78, juin 2015 : « Presque dix ans déjà : le nouveau Canada de Stephen Harper ». Introduction : « Le Canada conservateur de Stephen Harper », p. 7-24.
  • “Canada’s Entry in the Organization of American States: Change and Continuity in Canadian Identity”, International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis, September 2012, 67: 725-746.

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