Alexander Freund


Chair in German-Canadian Studies

Office: 2B26 Bryce Hall
Phone: 204.786.9009
Fax: 204.774.4134

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

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

Oral History and Ethnic History (Immigration and Ethnicity in Canada 32) (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 2014).

Beyond the Nation? Immigrants’ Local Lives in Transnational Cultures (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).

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

“Confessing Animals”: Toward a Longue Durée History of the Oral History Interview,” Oral History Review (Spring 2014): 1-26.

“Toward an Ethics of Silence? Negotiating Off-the-record Events and Identity in Oral History,” Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice (Palgrave Studies in Oral History), eds. Anna Sheftel and Stacey Zembrzycki (New York: Palgrave, 2013), 223-238.

“Contesting the Meanings of Migration: German Women’s Immigration to Canada in the 1950s,” Canadian Ethnic Studies 41-42/3-1 (2009-2010 [2012]): 1-26

“Representing ‘New Canadians’: Competing Narratives about Recent German Immigrants to Manitoba,” Journal of Mennonite Studies 30 (2012): 339-361

“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.