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Prof. Bruno Ramirez, PhD

Prof. Bruno Ramirez, PhD
Address Université de Montréal
History Department
Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
3150, rue Jean-Brillant
Montreal, Quebec
Canada, H3C 3J7
Phone +1-514-343 6253
E-Mail bruno.ramirez@umontreal.ca
Homepage http://histoire.umontreal.ca/repertoire-departement/vue/ramirez-bruno/
 

Academic Career

Graduation / Academic Degrees

1975
Ph.D., University of Toronto
1969
M.A., University of Guelph
1967
B.A., Shelton College, New Jersey

Current Position(s)

since 1977
Professor of History at the University of Montréal

Position(s) Held

1994
Associate Director of Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
1990-1995
Director, Programme des Études Italiennes, Université de Montréal

Relevant (International) Research Experience

2005
Visiting Professor, Facoltà di Sociologia, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
2004
Visiting Professor, Zentrum für Kanadastudien, Universität Trier
2001
Visiting Professor, Università di Bologna (Exchange Programme)
2000
Visiting Professor, Université de Paris VII, Institut d'Études Anglophones
1998
Visiting Professor, Università degli Studi di Firenze
1997-1998
Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Florence
1995
Visiting Professor, École normale supérieure, Paris

Major Research Grants, Scholarships and Awards

2012-2017
Co-investigator: “La presse montréalaise de l’entre-deux-guerres, lieu de transformation de la vie culturelle et de l’espace publique” (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises, prolonged)
2009-2014
Co-investigator: “La presse montréalaise de l’entre-deux-guerres, lieu de transformation de la vie culturelle et de l’espace publique” (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises)
2010-2013
"Études sur les communautés culturelles, l'immigration et les relations ethniques et raciales" (GRDU: Groupe de Recherche sur la Diversité Urbaine, Université de Montréal)

Memberships and other relevant Activities

since 2008
Member, Editorial Board, Archivio Storico dell’Emigrazione Italiana
2001-2005
Member, Editorial Board, Labor History
since 1999
International Contributing Editor, The Journal of American History
since 1989
Member, Editorial Board, Altreitalie. International Journal of Studies on Italian Migrations in the World
1989-1994
Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of American Ethnic History
1987-1992
Member, Editorial Board, The Canadian Historical Review
1986-1991
Member, Editorial Board, Labour/ Le Travail

List of Publications

a) Publications in refereed journals and book publications
2015
“Mexicans, Canadians, and the Reconfiguration of Continental Migrations, 1915-1965”, in: Benjamin Bryce/Alexander Freund (eds.), Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada (Gainesville: University Press of Florida), 77-99.
2015
"Globalizing Migration History? Learning from Two Case Studies", Journal of American Ethnic History 34:4, 17-27.
2014
Inside the Historical Film (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press) [French edition (with the participation of Denys Arcand, Constantin Costa-Gavras, Deepa Mehta, Renzo Rosselini, Paolo Vittorio Taviani and Margarethe von Trotta): L’histoire à l’écran (Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)].
2010
(co-edited with Fulvio Caccia and Lamberto Tassinari) La transculture et ViceVersa (Montréal: Les Éditions Triptyque).
2007
“Quartiers italiens et Petites Italies dans les métropoles canadiennes”, in: Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaléard et al. (eds.), Les Petites Italies dans le monde (Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes), 73-87.
2006
The Canadian Duce (Toronto: Guernica Editions, Drama Series).
2001
(with the assistance of Yves Otis) Crossing the 49th Parallel: Migration from Canada to the United States, 1900-1930 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press) [French edition 2003: La Ruée vers le Sud: Migration du Canada vers les États-Unis 1840-1930 (Montréal: Les Édition du Boréal)].
1999
“Clio in Words and in Motion: Practices of Narrating the Past”, Journal of American History 86:3, 987-1014.
1991
“Les rapports entre les études ethniques et le multiculturalisme au Canada: vers des nouvelles perspectives”, Revue internationale d'études canadiennes 3, 171-181.
1988
On The Move: French-Canadian and Italian Migrants in the North Atlantic Economy, 1861-1914 (Toronto: Oxford University Press) [French edition 1991: Par monts et par vaux: Migrants canadiens-français et italiens dans l’économie nord-atlantique, 1860-1914 (Montréal: Les Éditions du Boréal)].
1984
Les premiers Italiens de Montréal: l'origine de la Petite Italie du Québec (Montréal: Boréal Express).
1978
When Workers Fight: The Politics of Industrial Relations in the Progressive Era, 1898-1916 (Westport: Greenwood Press) [Italian edition 1985: Capitale e sindacato nell'America progressista (Milan: Franco Angeli Edizioni). Japanese edition 2004: Ródósha ga Tatakau toki: kakushin-shugiki no Róshikankeì meguru Seiji Dókó, 1898-1916, with a new preface (Osaka: Kansai University Press)].

b) Other publications
2015
"L’émigration et les immigrants à l’écran au Québec et ailleurs", in: Marianne Amar et al. (eds.), Migrations: perspectives scientifiques et médiations muséales (Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval), 97-115.
2014
"Immigrants italiens dans l’espace social et culturel montréalais", in: Guy Berthiaume et al. (eds.), Histoires d'immigrations au Québec (Québec: Presses de l'Université du Québec).
2006
"Migration et conscience nationale: le cas du Canada", in: Nancy Green/François Weil (eds.), Citoyenneté et émigration. Les politiques du départ (Paris: Éditions de l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), 237-250.
2005
"Le frontiere e l’emigrazione italiana in Nord America", in: Maddalena Tirabassi (ed.), Itinera, paradigmi delle migrazioni italiane (Turin: Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli), 83-100.

Training of Young Researchers

Dissertations Currently Supervised

Sonia Cancian: Transatlantic Correspondents: Kinship, Gender and Emotions in Postwar Migration Experiences between Italy and Canada, 1946-1971. Humanities Program, Concordia University (member of supervisory interdisciplinary committee with Sally Cole and Graham Carr).

Brigitte Violette: Formation et développement d'une petite bourgeoisie franco-américaine de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (Fall River, 1870-1920) (Co-supervisor, Yves Roby)

Yukari Takai: Migration, family and gender: a longitudinal analysis of French Canadian immigrants in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920.

Jean Lamarre: La migration des canadiens-français vers le Michigan, 1840-1914. Leur contribution au développement socio-économique de la région.

Nelson Ouellet: Migration et relations interraciales. Les noirs américains de Gary, Indiana, 1906-1920.

Peter Bischoff: Tensions et solidarité: la formation des traditions chez les mouleurs de Montréal, Hamilton, et Toronto, 1851 a 1893. (Co-supervisor: Bettina Bradbury).

Mauro Peressini: Sujets et identités multiples: analyse des histoires de vie d'un groupe d'immigrants italiens à Montréal (Co-supervisor, Bernard Bernier).

Martin Tétreault: La santé publique dans une ville manufacturière de la Nouvelle-Angleterre: Lowell, Massachussetts, 1865-1900.

Pierre Lavoie: Des migrants en tournée. Étude transnationale de l'héritage pratique et mémoriel des Franco-Américains dans l'histoire de la musique populaire canadienne-française et québécoise (1930-1980) (since 2016, Doctoral Researcher IRTG Diversity)

Luca Sollai: Les campagnes d’opposition du Parti Communiste Italien et du Parti Communiste Français à l‘OTAN (1948-1949)

Finished Dissertations

Zacharie Leclair: Worth living and worth giving: Charles R. Crane et le progressisme wilsonien: la philanthropie comme moyen de réforme (2013, Co-Supervision with Greg Robinson, UQAM)

Specific Qualification as Participant of the IRTG

As a specialist in the history of international migrations, Ramirez’ research and publications have focused on some major migration movements within the North Atlantic area in a comparative perspective (Canada/U.S.). In particular, he has studied the migrations of Italians to both Canada and the United States and the migrations of Canadians to the United States. His research focuses on the processes of insertion of immigrants in those host societies and the transnational and transcultural phenomena that grow from them. This interest is also reflected in the Ph.D. dissertations and MA thesis he has supervised over the years.

Furthermore, his comparative work on cultural politics (U.S./Canada/Europe), the use of history in popular culture (most notably film and documentary) and on the history of the uses of keywords in social sciences (and government policy) – assimilation, integration, incorporation, multiculturalism, interculturalism, transculturalism and diversity – ensures a valuable contribution to IRTG Diversity.
 
 
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