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Janis Thiessen

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Janis Thiessen Title: Associate Professor, Editor of Oral History Forum d'histoire orale, Associate Director of Oral History Centre
Office: 2B21
Building: Bryce
Phone: 204.786.9947
Email: ja.thiessen@uwinnipeg.ca

Courses:



HIST-2120(3) Business History
HIST-2500(6) History of Canada to 1939
HIST-3007(6) Food History



Research Interests:

20th century history of labour, business, and religion, as well as food history and oral history.

Oral History Forum d'histoire orale

twitter: @janisthiessen  @OralHistForum
janisthiessen.ca



Publications:

Selected Publications

Not Talking Union: An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016

"From Faith to Food: Using Oral History to Study Corporate Mythology at Canadian Manufacturing Firms," Oral History 42 no. 2 (Spring 2014): 59-72.

Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

"Communism and Labor Unions: The Changing Perspectives of Mennonites in Canada and the United States." Direction 38 no. 1 (Spring 2009): 17-28.

"Winnipeg's Palliser Furniture in the Context of Mennonite Views on Industrial Relations, 1974 - 1996." Chapter in Prairie Metropolis: New Essays on Winnipeg Social History, ed. Essyllt W. Jones and Gerald Friesen. (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2009). Recipient of the Carol Shield Winnipeg Book Award 2010.