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Magda Fahrni

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Magda Fahrni is an Associate Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she teaches women’s history, family history, and the history of twentieth-century Québec and Canada. Her monograph on the 1940s, entitled Household Politics: Montreal Families and Postwar Reconstruction (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), was awarded the Clio-Québec Prize by the Canadian Historical Association in 2006. She also co-edited, with Robert Rutherdale, Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008). Current research projects include an examination of the familial and socio-political consequences of the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic, particularly as seen in Montréal, and a study of what accidents can reveal about notions of modernity and risk in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Montréal.