Alexander Freund

Alexander  Freund Title: Professor and Chair in German-Canadian Studies
Office: 2B26
Building: Bryce
Phone: 204.786.9009
Email: a.freund@uwinnipeg.ca

Teaching Areas:
German-Canadian Studies, Migration and Refugee Studies, Canada/North America, Germany, Oral History

Courses:

 

HIST-1014(3) Europe and the Mediterranean world to 1700
HIST-1015(3) The Atlantic World: Europe and the Americas, 1700-1989
HIST-2133(3) Global Migration History
HIST-2331(3) History of Modern Germany
HIST-2525(3) Eyewitnesses to Canadian History (WEC students only)
HIST-3130(3) History of International Migration
HIST-3560(6) The German-Canadian Presence in Canada
HIST-3561(3) German-Canadian Identity - Historical Perspectives
HIST-3005(6) Introduction to Oral History
HIST-4130(6) History and Memory
HIST-4535(6) Immigration and Ethnicity in Canada and the United States
HIST-4560(6) German-Canadian History

Publications:

Being German-Canadian: History, Memory, and Generations. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2021.

“Neuanfang unter Maos langem Schatten? Oral History im heutigen China,” BIOS: Zeitschrift für Biographieforschung, Oral History und Lebensverlaufsanalysen 33/1 (2020, publ. 2022): 114-140.

“Introduction: Heavy Baggage: Memory and Generation in Ethnic History,” in: Being German-Canadian: History, Memory, and Generations, ed. Alexander Freund (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press 2021).

“A Flying Piano and Then—Silence: German-Canadian Memories of the Great War,” in: Being German-Canadian: History, Memory, and Generations, ed. Alexander Freund (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2021), 36-60.

“Sexualizing Livelihood: Marriage and Migration in Postwar Germany,” in: Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration, ed. by Marcelo Borges, Sonia Cancian, and Linda Reeder, Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021, 184-200.

“Long Shadows Over New Beginnings? Oral History in Modern China,” Oral History Review 46/1 (Winter/Spring 2019): 1-25.

“Questioning Historians: Oral History as a Historiographic and Political Act,” Oral History Review 46/1 (Winter/Spring 2019): 155-160.

“GI Hans in Korea: Militär und Migration in der deutschen Nachkriegszeit” [GI Hans in Korea: Military and Migration in the German Postwar Period], BIOS: Zeitschrift für Biographieforschung, Oral History und Lebensverlaufsanalysen (Germany) 30/1-2 (2017): 181-212.

With Guillermo Vodniza, “Oral History Pedagogy in Situations of Conflict,” Oral History and Education: Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices, eds. Kristina R. Llewellyn and Nicholas Ng-A-Fook (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) New York: Palgrave, 2017. 317-335.

“From .wav to .txt: why we still need transcripts in the digital age,” Oral History (Spring 2017): 33-42.

With Benjamin Bryce, eds., Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada (Contested Boundaries). Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2015.

With Benjamin Bryce, “Introduction,” in: Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada, eds. Benjamin Bryce and Alexander Freund (Contested Boundaries). Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2015, 1-13.

With Kristina Llewellyn and Nolan Reilly, eds., The Canadian Oral History Reader. Montreal: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2015.

With Kristina Llewellyn and Nolan Reilly, “Introduction,” in: The Canadian Oral History Reader, eds. Kristina Llewellyn, Alexander Freund, and Nolan Reilly. Montreal: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2015, 3-21.

“Under Storytelling’s Spell? Oral History in a Neo-liberal Age,” Oral History Review 42/1 (Winter/Spring 2015): 96-132.

“Transnationalizing Home in Winnipeg: Refugees’ Stories of the Places Between the “Here-and-There,” Canadian Ethnic Studies 47, no. 1 Special Issue "Transforming Citizenship: Ethnicity, Transnationalism, and Belonging in Canada” (2015): 61-86.

Troy Reeves, Caitlin Tyler-Richards; “Confessing Animals,” Redux: A Conversation between Alexander Freund and Erin Jessee, The Oral History Review 41, no 2 (Fall 2014): 314–324

 

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.