James W. St.G. Walker

James W. St.G. Walker, historian, black Loyalists, African-Canadian history
University of Waterloo

James W. St.G. Walker is Professor of History and Graduate Chair at the
University of Waterloo. His teaching and research interests include race
relations in Canada, African-Canadian history, and Canadian and
international human rights. In 2003-04 he held the Bora Laskin National
Fellowship in Human Rights Research. Recent publications include The
Black Loyalists (2nd ed., University of Toronto Press, 1992), “Race”,
Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada (Wilfrid Laurier
University Press, 1997), and Critical Mass: The Emergence of Global
Civil Society (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008). Although most
recent research has been in twentieth-century issues, he retains his
interest in the Black Loyalist era and the early development of the
African-Canadian community especially in the Maritimes.