Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs Concordia University
Lorraine O’Donnell has a graduate diploma in Community Economic Development (Concordia University) and a Ph.D. in history (McGill University). She has three decades of experience as a professional researcher, teacher, project coordinator and consultant. Since 2008, Lorraine has been the Coordinator-Researcher of the Quebec English-Speaking Community Research Network (QUESCREN). In 2015, she became an Affiliate Assistant Professor with Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs.
In addition to her work at QUESCREN, Lorraine continues to carry out independent research and knowledge mobilization activities. Her focus is on history and heritage projects that involve and help build communities and social groups. To this end, she has been researcher and curator for Quebec history exhibits on the Jewish and Irish communities, social movements and English-speaking housewives during World War II.