Greg Kealey

Dr. Greg Kealey.Dr. Greg Kealey (Canadian Social History, Labour History, Security and Intelligence History) is a graduate of the Universities of Toronto and Rochester. He taught at Dalhousie and Memorial before taking up his current position as Vice President (Research) at UNB.

He is the founding editor of Labour/le Travail, which he edited from 1976-1997. He remains on its editorial board and is the Treasurer and Chair of the publications committee of the Canadian Committee on Labour History. He also edits the Canadian Social History Series for University of Toronto Press.

His books include two prize-winning titles: Toronto Workers Respond to Industrial Capitalism (1980, second ed. 1991); and Dreaming of What Might be: The Knights of Labor in Ontario (1982; winner of the Corey Prize of the AHA and CHA). He has also published Workers In Canadian History (1995). He has edited some 40 volumes including 8 volumes of RCMP Security Bulletins (with Reg Whitaker) and the 5 volume Readings in Canadian Social History (with Michael Cross). A collection of essays that he has edited with Lara Campbell and Dominique Clement, Debating Dissent: Canada and the 1960s, is coming out with the University of Toronto Press in Fall 2011.

His articles have appeared in most Canadian and many international historical journals and have been anthologized frequently. He has just completed, with Reg Whitaker and Andy Parnaby, a history of the Canadian secret service entitled Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the Fenians to Fortress America, that is forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press. To date he has supervised 18 PhDs to completion at Dalhousie (2), Memorial (12), and UNB (4), and has supervised 8 post-doctoral fellows. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1999.

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