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War and society, British war brides, Canada, immigration, women, gender, Second World War, First World War, Military, Citizenship, Memory
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About Me

Chelsea Barranger is a historian and freelance researcher who completed her PhD in Canadian History from McMaster University in 2019. She graduated in 2013 from the University of Western Ontario, with an Honours Specialization in History and in 2014 from McMaster University with a Master of Arts.

Her research interests include Canadian history, specifically the 20th century history of immigration, women, gender, war and society and the meaning and evolution of Canadian citizenship and nationalism. Her dissertation focused on the postwar settlement and adaptation of British war brides in Ontario and Quebec.

Recent Publications

An Indelible or Tenuous Right? A Reflection on the Evolution of Canadian Citizenship Through the Lens of British War Brides and Their Children.” Beyond Borders: The New Canadian History, Wilson Institute for Canadian History, 24 June 2019.

Shifting Attitudes: Torontonians and Their Response to the Great War.” Graduate History Review, Vol. 6 No. 1 (Fall 2017): 1-28.

The Power of Silence: Shifting Perceptions of the Silent Sentinels in 1917.” To Be Decided: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theory, 1, No. 1 Riot (April, 2016): 70-87.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, North America, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Government, Military, Public History, Women, World War I, World War II