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Ellis, Catherine




BA (Hons) in History, University of King’s College/Dalhousie University, Halifax. DPhil in Modern History, Oxford University


JOR 512


416-979-5000 Ext. 6153

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Europe: Great Britain; Western Europe; Political, Social and Intellectual History


Dr. Catherine Ellis’ research explores political ideas, problem-solving and decision-making in modern Britain, particularly in relation to the growing influence of young people and youth culture on political life since the Second World War. Her work has appeared in journals such as Contemporary British History, Journal of Political Ideologies, and Journal of British Studies, as well as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and edited volumes.  Her teaching includes courses on modern Britain, the Third Reich, children and youth, and European intellectual history. Dr. Ellis is a member of the graduate faculty at Ryerson and at McMaster University and she currently serves as a faculty representative on Ryerson’s Board of Governors (2017-19).