abourbeau [at] LAURENTIAN [dot] CA (Amélie Bourbeau)
Amélie Bourbeau is a member of Laurentian University's history department, where she teaches Canadian history. Her current research focuses on the economic crises of the interwar period and their impact on private and public welfare organizations in Montréal, as well as on conceptions of work, unemployment and poverty. In her doctoral thesis (UQÀM, 2009; John Bullen Prize, 2010), she studied the bureaucratization, professionalization, and secularization of Catholic private charity in Montreal during the 20th century, as well as its complex relations with the state. An article emanating from that research will soon be published : "Autorité, genre et expertise : le cas de l'assistance catholique à Montréal", Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française, 63, 3-4 (hiver-printemps 2010).