Dan Horner joined the Department of Criminology in 2014. He is an historian of politics, power, popular resistance and public space. His doctoral dissertation, which he defended in the History Department at York University in 2010, looked at how crowd events like riots and parades played an integral role in shaping public life in mid-nineteenth-century Montreal. He is currently in the finishing stages of revising this dissertation for publication. His more recent work looks more broadly at debates about public order in port cities across the North Atlantic World in the nineteenth century. It examines how urban elites shared and debated ideas about policing, public space, migration, and the practice of authority during this period.
He has previously been a SSHRC post-doctoral fellow at the Universite de Montreal, an L.R. Wilson Post-Doctoral Fellow in Canadian History at McMaster University and a Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Leicester's Centre for Urban History. He is a member of the Montreal History Group / Groupe d'histoire de Montreal, an FQRSC-funded research collective based at McGill University.
Dan's work has been published in Histoire sociale/Social History, the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association and the Journal of Urban History.