Carleton University will host Edward Dunsworth, assistant professor at McGill University, Department of History and Classical Studies as part of the Shannon Lecture Series.

When: September 18, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

Dunsworth will deliver a lecture entitled Inclusion, Exclusion and Migrant Farm Labour in Canada. The history of farm labour in Canada has been profoundly shaped by questions of inclusion and exclusion—especially at the border. Drawing on transnational research on Ontario’s tobacco workforce and looking in particular at migrations from the southern United States and the Caribbean, this talk will demonstrate how often-racist immigration policies and labour practices determined not only who could enter the Canadian farm labour market, but also the conditions of workers’ participation and their ability to attain a decent livelihood.

About Edward Dunsworth

Dunsworth is a historian of migration, labour and Canada in the world. His current book project uses a case study of Ontario’s tobacco sector to advance a significant reinterpretation of the histories of farm labour and temporary foreign worker programs in Canada.

About the Shannon Lectures

The Shannon Lectures in History are a series of thematically linked public lectures offered at Carleton University each autumn and made possible through the Shannon Donation, a major gift from a long-time friend of the Department of History.  Dunsworth’s lecture is the first of the five lectures of 2020 on human rights in the history of Canada.

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