Ryan Eyford

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Ryan Eyford
Associate Professor


  • Canada
  • History
Areas of Expertise:
  • History of Canada
  • History of Western Canada
  • History of Manitoba
  • Icelandic Immigration to North America
  • Indigenous-Settler Relations
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Dr. Ryan Eyford is an associate professor in the Department of History at The University of Winnipeg. His research links the history of colonization in western Canada to the global history of settler colonialism, and brings together Indigenous and immigrant histories.

His work has been published in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Histoire Sociale/Social History, Sport History Review, and the edited collection Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History.

Eyford's first book, White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West, was published by University of British Columbia Press in 2016.

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