Francine McKenzie

Francine McKenzie

Associate Professor of History, Western University
William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, WCFIA Harvard University

Francine McKenzie is the Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard for 2012-2013.  She read history at the University of Toronto, completing BA Hons and MA degrees.  For her doctoral studies she attended the University of Cambridge.  In 2002, she joined the history department at the University of Western Ontario where she is currently an associate professor.  Her research interests are in Canada’s international history, the history of global trade in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth, especially from the perspective of the so-called peripheries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa).  She is the author of Redefining the Bonds of Commonwealth, 1939-1948: The Politics of Preference and the co-editor of Parties Long Estranged: Canada and Australia in the Twentieth Century.  She is currently writing a history of the GATT called Accidental Organization: The GATT and Global Geopolitics 1947-1994 and she is the co-editor of a forthcoming collection, A Global History of Trade and Conflict since 1500.

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