Steven High

Steven High is Canada Research Chair in Public History at Concordia University and the co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. His first monograph, Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America’s Rust Belt, based on oral narratives, won prestigious book prizes from the American Historical Association for best book in Canada-United States relations, from the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association for best book on Canadian Society, and from the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Canada for the best book published in the Humanities. His second book, Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization, was co-published by Cornell University Press and Between the Lines Press in October 2007.

Steven High is also the primary investigator of a $1.2 million collaborative research project entitled “Life Stories of Montrealers’ Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations.” This “Community-University Research Alliance” (2007-12), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, brings together 40 university-based researchers and community co-applicants as well as eighteen community partners who are examining the life stories of Montreal residents who fled large scale violence in Rwanda, Haiti, Cambodia, and Nazi Europe.

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