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Magda Fahrni


fahrni.magda [at] (Magda Fahrni) is 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. With Gail Cuthbert Brandt, Naomi Black, and Paula Bourne, she is the co-author of the 3rd edition of Canadian Women: A History (Toronto: Nelson, 2011).

Magda Fahrni is also the co-editor, with Robert Rutherdale, of Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008) and, with Esyllt W. Jones, of Epidemic Encounters: Influenza, Society, and Culture in Canada, 1918-20 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012).

She is currently working on two books: a monograph on risk and accidents in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Montréal, and a history of families in Canada from New France to the present. Magda Fahrni co-edits (with Jarrett Rudy) the McGill-Queen’s University Press series Studies on the History of Quebec

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