Riley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian History


Dr. Scott de Groot, a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, received his PhD in history from Queen’s University in 2015. An historian of gender and sexuality, Dr. de Groot’s scholarship employs transnational, interdisciplinary, and oral history methods. His doctoral dissertation on the intellectual and communications history of the gay liberation movement in Canada and across the Anglo-American world is currently being revised for publication. With the support of the H. Sanford Riley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian History, Dr. de Groot will conduct research into Indigenous LGBTQ activism, and the emergence of Two-Spirit as a concept, identity, and decolonization project. He looks forward to engaging with faculty and students of the Department of History and the University of Winnipeg during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

The H. Sanford Riley Fellowship in Canadian History promotes public engagement with the study of Canada’s history at the University of Winnipeg and in the wider community.  The Fellowship is made possible by a generous endowment from H. Sanford (Sandy) Riley of Winnipeg, an enthusiastic student of Canada’s history. He is a former Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg and a vigorous supporter of Canada's National History Society. The Fellowship is an integral component of the H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History.