History

Alexander Freund

Professor
Chair of German-Canadian Studies

Office: 2B26 Bryce Hall
Phone: 204.786.9009
Fax: 204.774.4134
e-mail: a.freund@uwinnipeg.ca

Degrees
B.A. Zwischenprüfung University of Hamburg
M.A. Simon Fraser University
Ph.D. University of Bremen

Areas of Interest
German-Canadian Studies; Migration and Refugee Studies; Canada/North America; Germany; Oral History

Courses
1010(6): Canadian Immigration and Settlement

2133(3): Global Migration History

2331(3): History of Modern Germany

2525(3): Eyewitnesses to Canadian History (WEC students only)

3130(3): History of International Migration

3560(6): The German-Canadian Presence in Canada

3561(3): German-Canadian Identity - Historical Perspectives

3005(6): Introduction to Oral History

4130(6): History and Memory

4535(6): Immigration and Ethnicity in Canada and the United States

4560(6): German-Canadian History


Selected Publications 

Alexander Freund and Alistair Thomson, eds., Oral History and Photography (New York: Palgrave, 2011)

“A Canadian Family Talks About Oma’s Life in Nazi Germany: Three-Generational Interviews and Communicative Memory,” Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 29 (2009), Special Issue “Remembering Family, Analyzing Home: Oral History and the Family," 1-26, online at www.oralhistoryforum.ca.


Aufbrüche nach dem Zusammenbruch: Die deutsche Nordamerikaauswanderung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

“Troubling Memories in Nation-Building: World War II-Memories and Germans’ Interethnic Encounters in Canada After 1945.” In: Histoire sociale/Social History 39/77 (2006): 129-156.