2012 Lecture – Renée Lafferty
Assistant Professor of History and Canadian Studies – Brock University
Renée Lafferty currently teaches in the Centre for Canadian Studies as well as the History Department. Her areas of interest are modern Canadian history and culture, religion and denominationalism, and the history of voluntary organizations and public policy. Prior to joining the department at Brock, she worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at York University, researching an ongoing project on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and the emergence of public health programmes in Ontario after 1935. She is also presently working on a manuscript study of children’s homes and orphans’ asylums in Halifax, Nova Scotia, between the late 1800s and 1960. An article based on this latter research was recently published by the Canadian History Review (2002).