Paul Lawrie


Paul Lawrie

Assistant Professor

Office: 3A35 Ashdown Hall

Phone: 204 786 9373


Degrees: B.A., (York); M.A., Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

Areas of Interest:

Cultural and Social History of the United States post 1877; African American, Labour, Urban, and Disability Histories; Historical Cultures of Time and Temporalities

Courses Taught:

HIST-1010: Freedom Struggles in American History

HIST-2604: U.S. History from 1607-Present

HIST-2604: Crime and Punishment in Modern American History

HIST-3603: U.S. History 1878-1929

HIST-4605/GHIST 7609: Cultures of American Capitalism

Selected Publications:

Forging a Fit and Laboring Race: The African American Worker in the Progressive Imagination (Forthcoming NY: New York University Press)

Cripple Jim Crow”: Race, Labor and Disability in American Political Economy 1917-1924, Michael Rembis, Catherine J. Kudlick, and Kim E. Nielsen, co-editors, The Oxford Handbook of Disability History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)

“‘Salvaging the Negro’: Vocational Rehabilitation and African American Veterans 1917-1924”, Susan Burch and Michael Rembis editors, Disability Histories (University of Illinois Press 2014): 321-344.

“Mortality as the Life Story of a People: Frederick L. Hoffman and Actuarial Narratives of African American Extinction, 1896-1915”, Canadian Review of American Studies (Vol.43:3 2013): 352-387.

*Winner 2014 Ernest Redekop prize for best article in the Canadian Review of American Studies, sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS).

 Review of Jim Downs, Sick From Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, (Left History, 16.3 Summer 2013): 139-141.

Soldier Exposures in Technical Publics,Disability and African American Veterans of WW1” Editor, Zoe Wool, Public Culture (2013) 

Review of Rebecca Hill, Men, Mobs, and Law: Anti-Lynching and Labor Defense in U.S. Radical History, Durham: Duke University Press, 2008, (Labour/Le Travail, No. 65 Spring 2010): 229-231.