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The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Wilson Assistant Professors for 2017-19, Julien Mauduit and Jennifer Tunnicliffe.

Julien Mauduit is graduate of l’Université Sorbonne Paris-IV and l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales. A specialist of colonial Canadian and early American history, he received his PhD from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Julien is the editor of a special issue with the Bulletin d’histoire politique titled “Patriotisme et économie durant les Rébellions de 1837-1838” and is currently preparing an edited collection, with Maxime Dagenais, on the United States and the Canadian Rebellion.

Jennifer Tunnicliffe is no stranger to McMaster. A recent SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo, Jennifer Tunnicliffe received her PhD from McMaster University. A specialist of human rights, activism, and free speech, she has published several articles and book chapters, including “Life Together”: Public Debates over Human Rights Legislation in Ontario, 1975-1981,” published in Histoire sociale/Social History, and “A Limited Vision: Canadian Participation in the Adoption of the International Covenants on Human Rights,” published in Taking Liberties: A History of Human Rights in Canada.