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Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter FRSC is Professor and H.M. Tory Chair in the Department of History and Classics, and Faculty of Native Studies of the University of Alberta. She obtained her B.A. Honours, and M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and her Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. She taught at the University of Calgary from 1992 to 2006, when she was named Henry Marshall Tory Chair at the University of Alberta. In 2020 she was awarded the Canada Council Killam Prize for outstanding achievements within the field of Humanities. She has published six monographs, including her 2016 book Imperial Plots: Women, Land, and the Spadework of British Colonialism on the Canadian Prairies. This book won several prizes, including the Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research. Her most recent monograph, published in 2020, is Ours By Every Law of Right and Justice: Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces. Her most recent co-edited collection was also published in 2020, Compelled to Act: Histories of Women’s Activism in Western Canada. She has served as editor of the Canadian Historical Review and is co-editor (with John Borrows and A.J. Ray) of the McGill-Queen’s Press Native and Northern Series.


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