Peter Wronski, PhD
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Master of Arts, History, University of Toronto
Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Toronto
Teaching and research concentrations: International Relations: New Military History; Security-Intelligence and Policing; Insurgencies; War Crimes and Genocide
Dr. Peter Wronski, was a filmmaker and investigative television news producer before entering graduate school in 2003. He worked for CBC, CTV, and CNN and other networks with postings in Italy, Germany, the U.K., the former Soviet Union, Chechnya, South Africa, Spanish Sahara, Canada, and the U.S. He frequently worked undercover, producing investigative reports on a variety of subjects, including mercenary recruiting in Africa, nuclear weapons smuggling in the Soviet Caucasus, factional/tribal wars in Soweto, guerrilla movements, biker gangs, organized crime, white supremacists, religious cults, human rights abuses and intelligence agency misconduct. Between 2000 and 2003, he headed the Queen’s Park Bureau of Epress.ca, Canada’s first national press gallery-accredited Internet streaming video news service. He directed numerous independent documentary films and three feature films, Bad Company (1978), Mondo Moscow (1991) and The Un-Canadians (1995). He is the author (as Peter Vronsky) of a U.S. bestselling social history of sequential homicide, Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (2004) and its sequel, the history of female offenders, Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters (2007). His first Canadian book, Limestone Ridge and The Maple Leaf Forever: The American Fenian Invasion and the Forgotten Battle That Made Canada will be published soon as part of the “Turning Points” series in Canadian history edited by Margaret MacMillan and Robert Bothwell.
Web site: www.petervronsky.com