Scott W. See, historian, ethnicity and violence, borderlands
University of Maine
Scott W. See is Libra Professor of History and former chair of the University of Maine’s History Department. He is the author of The History of Canada (Greenwood Press, 2001) and Riots in New Brunswick: Orange Nativism and Social Violence in the 1840s (University of Toronto Press, 1993, reprinted 1999). He has published articles in a variety of journals, including Acadiensis, Canadian Historical Review, Labour/Le Travail, and The American Review of Canadian Studies, and he has contributed numerous chapters to works of collected essays. He received a Fulbright Research Fellowship to pursue research at the National Archives of Canada in 1995-1996, and he was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC from 2001-2003. Professor See is a member of the editorial boards of Acadiensis and The American Review of Canadian Studies, and he served from 2003-2008 on the Board of Directors of the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. He has lectured at conferences in Canada, the United States, Ireland, Scotland, and Russia, and he has served several terms on the joint Canadian Historical Association - American Historical Association Committee. At the University of Maine he regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Canadian history, History of the Atlantic Region, and Historiography of the Northeastern Borderlands. He has supervised over a dozen doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses on Canadian and Canadian-American topics. His current project is a book-length study of ethnicity and collective violence in nineteenth-century British North America.