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Gordon Barker

Guest Speaker

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    Associate Professor Educated at McGill University (BA Economics, BA Honours in History), and the College of William and Mary in Virginia (MA and PhD. in History), Gordon Barker began his career at Bishop’s in 2006. Specializing in African American, Revolutionary America, and Civil War Era history, he has published two major books, a book chapter in an edited volume published recently by the University Press of Florida, and several articles and reviews in leading scholarly journals. In 2010, he received the Virginia Historical Society’s prestigious William M.E. Rachal Award.In 2014, he received Honorable Mention for the Rudnick Book Prize awarded by the New England American Studies Association. He has also received numerous teaching excellence awards and the Bishop’s University Emerging Scholar Award. He teaches the American surveys and upper-level thematic courses on African Americans, the American Civil War and Reconstruction, and Women in Early America. Dr. Barker is President of the Eastern Townships Resource Institute.