Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, where her research and teaching focuses on the histories and futures of print culture and new media in Canada. She is particularly interested in Canadian middlebrow magazines, podcasting as both self-publishing and public pedagogy, and the histories of structural racism in Canadian publishing. She is also the co-host of Witch, Please, a fortnightly feminist podcast on the Harry Potter world.

Review: ‘Untold Stories of the Past 150 Years’: Canada 150

The conference called for counter-narratives to the official record that ‘nuance and complicate’ received histories, attending in particular to the gendered and racialised omissions that often characterise state-sanctioned narratives. In this, the event took up a task that has been resonating with many scholars and intellectuals throughout the #Canada150 celebrations: reframing the sesquicentennial not as a moment of blind nationalism but as an opportunity for re-evaluation and re-envisioning. Continue reading