Dr. Greg MarquisDr. Greg Marquis

Greg Marquis received a BA (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University in 1980 and an MA from the University of New Brunswick in 1982.  He obtained a PhD from Queen's University in 1987 where his dissertation was on the history of the Toronto police force.

He taught at several Canadian universities before moving to the University of New Brunswick Saint John in 1999, where he specializes in Canadian history and criminal justice history.  Professor Marquis has developed a number of courses in the area of law and society, including themes such as social history of crime, the history of the justice system, the history of policing, the history of alcohol, drugs and tobacco and the history of family law and policy.  Together with Professor Michael Boudreau (St. Thomas University Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice), he maintains the website Crime and Punishment in New Brunswick

Professor Marquis is on the editorial board of Acadiensis and the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. He has also been active with community organizations such as Vital Signs Saint John, the New Brunswick Historical Society and the New Brunswick Black History Society.

His current research interests include urban history and urban policy, the history of popular music, the history of alcohol control and the military and society.  His most recent project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada examines the role of the Royal Canadian Legion in New Brunswick from 1930s until the 1980s.  Other ongoing research includes the history of alcohol and tobacco advertising in 20th century Canada.

  • Refereed Books

    • Policing Canada's Century: A History of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (Toronto: Osgoode Society/University of Toronto Press, 1993).
    • In Armageddon's Shadow: The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998).
    • In Armageddon's Shadow: The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000), issued in paperback with new preface and additional illustrations.


  • Recent Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

    • "Regime or Coalition? Power Relations and the Urban Agenda in Saint John, 1950-2000," Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Place in the Global Economy, III (4) 2009: 355-68.
    • "New Brunswick's Population Growth Strategy in Historical Perspective, 1920-2008," in M. Boudreau, Peter Toner and T. Trembley eds., Exploring the Dimensions of Self-Sufficiency in New Brunswick (Fredericton: New Brunswick and Atlantic Studies Research and Development Centre, 2009), 100-18.
    • "Confederation's Casualties: The 'Maritimer' as a Problem in 1960's Toronto," Acadiensis, XXXIX (1) (Winter-Spring 2010): 83-107.
    • "Uneven Renaissance: Urban Development in Saint John, 1955-1976," Journal of New Brunswick Studies, I (2010) [online journal].
    • "The 'Irish' Model and Nineteenth Century Canadian Policing," in Georgina Sinclair, ed. Globalizing British Policing (London: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2011): 99-124.
    • "From Beverage to Drug: Alcohol and Other Drugs in 1960s and 1970s Canada," Edgar-Andre Montigny ed., The Real Dope: Social, Legal and Historical Perspectives on the Use and Regulation of Drugs in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011): 219-41.
    • "Multilevel Governance and Public Policy in Saint John, New Brunswick," in Robert Young and Martin Horack eds., Sites of Governance: Multilevel Governance and Policy Making in Canada's Big Cities (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, forthcoming): 258-306.
    • With Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, "Gender, Spirits and Beer: Representing Female and Male Bodies in Canadian Alcohol Ads, 1930s-1970s," in J. Nichols and P. Gentile eds., Contests and Contestations: Bodies and Nations in Canadian History (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press).
    • "'Incriminating Conditions of the Body': The Breathalyzer and the Reframing of Alcohol and Deviance in Late 20th Century Canada," Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, forthcoming.

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