Sonia Cancian

Sonia Cancian

International member

Affiliation

Visiting Researcher, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law (McGill University)

Research interests

History of immigration, correspondence, life stories, war memory and immigration, Italian history in Montreal, Italy, Canada, Europe, 20th-21st century, history of emotions, transnational history, gender and society.

 

Contact information


cancian.sonia [at] gmail.com (>)sonia.cancian [at] mail.mcgill.ca ( Email)

 

Selected publications


Cancian, Sonia, ed. With Your Words in My Hands: The Letters of Antonietta Petris and Loris Palma. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press (to be released in April 2021).

Borges, Marcelo J., Sonia Cancian, and Linda Reeder, eds. Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021.

Borges, Marcelo J. and Sonia Cancian, eds. The History of the Family Journal, Special Issue: Migrant Letters. Vol. 21, Is 3. (2016). Also published as Borges, Marcelo J. and Sonia Cancian, eds. Migrant Letters: Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing Practices in Historical Perspective. Routledge, 2018.

Cancian, Sonia. Families, Lovers and their Letters: Italian Postwar Migration to Canada. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2010.

Cancian, Sonia and Bruno Ramirez, eds. Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies, An International Journal of Migration Studies. Special Issue: Post-migration ‘Italo-Canada’. Vol. 44, no. 166 (2007).

Articles de revues
Borges, Marcelo J. and Sonia Cancian. “Reconsidering the Migrant Letter: From the Experience of Migrants to the Language of Migrants” in The History of the Family Journal, Special Issue: Migrant Letters. Vol. 21, Iss. 3 (2016): 281-290. (Republished as: Borges, M. J. and Cancian, S., eds. Migrant Letters: Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing Practices in Historical Perspective. Routledge, 2018).

Cancian, Sonia and Simone Wegge. “‘If it is not too expensive, then you can send me sugar.’ Money Matters among Migrants and their Families” in The History of the Family Journal, Special Issue: Migrant Letters. Vol. 21, no. 3 (2016): 350-367. (Republished as Borges, M. J. and Cancian, S. Migrant Letters: Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing Practices in Historical Perspective. Routledge, 2018).

Cancian, Sonia and Simone Wegge. “Exploring the Digitizing Immigrant Letters Project as a Teaching Tool,” Journal of American Ethnic History. Vol. 33, no. 4 (Summer, 2014): 34-40.

Cancian, Sonia. “The Language of Gender in Lovers’ Correspondence, 1946-1949,” Special Issue: “Gender History across Epistemologies.” Gender & History, Vol. 24, no. 3 (Nov. 2012): 755-765. (Republished as: Donna R. Gabaccia and Mary J. Maynes, eds. Gender History Across Epistemologies. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell (2013): 235-245).

Cancian, Sonia. “Love in the Time of Migration: Lovers Correspond Between Italy and Canada, 1948 -1957.” Érudit: Diversité Urbaine. Vol. 10, no. 2 (printemps/Spring, 2011): 91-109.

Cancian, Sonia. “Intersecting Labour and Social Networks across Cities and Borders.” Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies. 166 (April-June, 2007): 313-326.

Cancian, Sonia and Bruno Ramirez. “Post- Immigration ‘Italo- Canada’: New Perspectives on its past, present and future.” Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies, An International Journal of Migration Studies. Special Issue: Post -migration ‘Italo- Canada’. Vol. 44, no. 166 (2007): 259-272.

Cancian, Sonia and Bruno Ramirez. “Gli Italo‐Canadesi in esposizione: Intervista a Mauro Peressini, Curatore della mostra Presenza—A New Look at Italian-Canadian Heritage” Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies. An International Journal of Migration Studies. Special Issue: Post-migration ‘Italo-Canada’. Vol. 44, no. 166 (2007): 389-394.

Cancian, Sonia. “Making Sense of Migration from the Other Side of the Ocean. Letters of the Families and Friends Who Remained Behind.” Italian Canadiana 18 (May, 2006): 9-26.

Chapitres de livres
Cancian, Sonia. “Introduction: Love in the Midst of Migration” in Sonia Cancian, ed. With Your Words in My Hands: The Letters of Antonietta Petris and Loris Palma. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021, 3-62.

Cancian, Sonia. “Love at the Threshold of War and Migration: A War Orphan’s Story” in Marcelo J. Borges, Sonia Cancian and Linda Reeder, eds. Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021, 163-183.

Borges, Marcelo J., Cancian, Sonia, and Linda Reeder, “Introduction” in M. Borges, S. Cancian and L. Reeder, eds. Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021, 1-18.

Cancian, Sonia. “‘My Dear, How Different Life is Here in America...’ A Young Italian Woman's Impressions on Life in Postwar Montreal,” in Gervais, Stephan, Iacovino, Raffaele, and Mary Anne Poutanen, eds. Engaging with Diversity. Multidisciplinary Reflections on Plurality in Quebec. Bruxelles: Peter Lang, 2018, 439-456.

Cancian, Sonia. “From Montreal and Venice with Love: Migrant Letters and Romantic Intimacy in Italian Migration to Postwar Canada,” in Iacovetta, Franca and Marlene Epp, eds. Sisters or Strangers? Immigrant, Ethnic or Racialized Women in Canadian History. Revised Edition. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016, 191-200.

Cancian, Sonia. “Letters of Immigrants,” Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, 5 vol. ed. Immanuel Ness. West Sussex: Blackwell Publishing, 2013.

Cancian, Sonia. “Tutti a Tavola! Feeding the Family in Two Generations of Italian Immigrant Households in Montreal,” in Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta, and Valerie Korinek, eds. Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012, 209-221.

Cancian, Sonia. “‘My Dearest Love…’ Love, Longing and Desire in International Migration,” in M. Messer, R. Schröder and R. Wodak, eds. Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Vienna and New York: Springer -Verlag, 2012, 175-186.

Publications récentes


Cancian, Sonia, ed. With Your Words in My Hands: The Letters of Antonietta Petris and Loris Palma. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021.

Borges, Marcelo J., Sonia Cancian, and Linda Reeder, eds. Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021.

Cancian, Sonia. “Introduction: Love in the Midst of Migration” in Sonia Cancian, ed. With Your Words in My Hands: The Letters of Antonietta Petris and Loris Palma. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021, 3-62.

Cancian, Sonia. “Love at the Threshold of War and Migration: A War Orphan’s Story” in Marcelo J. Borges, Sonia Cancian and Linda Reeder, eds. Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021, 163-183.

Borges, Marcelo J., Cancian, Sonia, and Linda Reeder, “Introduction” in M. Borges, S. Cancian and L. Reeder, eds. Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2021, 1-18.

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