Stephen Fielding Instructor, History - Humanities
A native Ontarian from Niagara Falls, Stephen passed through Fort Erie, Sarnia, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver before landing in Victoria in 2008. He is especially interested in the less-trodden frontiers of migration and ethnicity, sport, culture, masculinity, religion, and world history. Stephen holds a BA from the University of Winnipeg, an MA from Simon Fraser University, and plans to defend his PhD. thesis at the University of Victoria in 2017. He taught courses on Canadian History, Masculinity and Gender, and Historical Methods at Alexander College and the University of Victoria before joining the Humanities Department at Camosun College in 2016. His articles have been published in the Urban History Review, Oxford textbook Gender: Canadian Perspectives, International Journal of the History of Sport, Humanitas, and edited volumes on cultural authenticity and Italian migration, respectively.
Studying our complex human history allows us to unearth our roots and make sense of the present. Stephen believes that teaching, like History itself, is meant to be captivating narrative. Outside Camosun, he can be found laughing with his spouse and two great kids, playing music, watching hockey, and drinking strong espresso.
Stephen's dissertation is: “Sporting Multiculturalism: Postwar European Immigrants and the Grassroots Making of Canadian Diversity.”