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Lorraine O'Donnell, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs
Research Associate, Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN), School of Community and Public Affairs

Lorraine  O'Donnell, PhD
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Office: L-CC 219-1 
Central Building,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4315
Website(s): Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN)

Lorraine O’Donnell has a Ph.D. in History (McGill), a Master's in History (York), and a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development (Concordia). She is Research Associate at the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN), where since 2008 she has led day-to-day operations. Before that, she worked as archivist, researcher, teacher, and public historian. In 2015, she became an Affiliate Assistant Professor with Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs.

Lorraine's research focus is Canadian women's history and history/heritage projects that involve and help build communities. She has contributed to English-speaking Quebec history exhibits on the topics of immigration, Jewish and Irish communities, social movements, and housewives. 


O'DONNELL, Lorraine, Brian Lewis, and Patrick Donovan, co-editors (2021; forthcoming). The Charter: Bill 101 and Quebec’s English-speaking communities / La Charte. La loi 101 et les québécois d’expression anglaise. Quebec City: Presses de l’Université Laval.

Cooper,Celine, Patrick Donovan and Lorraine O'DONNELL (2019). “Employment of English Speakers in Quebec’s Public Service: A background study.” QUESCREN Working Paper no. 1. (Available in French at this link.)

O’DONNELL, Lorraine (2016). “Housoldiers: The mobilization of Quebec housewives for World War II.” Quebec Heritage News 10, 4, Fall 2016.

O’DONNELL, Lorraine (2016). “‘Bloodshed and Broken Hearts’: The Battle of Hong Kong on the Quebec City Home Front.” Society Pages [magazine of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec] 48, Spring 2016.

O'DONNELL,Lorraine (2011, 2012, 2013). Guest co-editor of special issues of Journal of Eastern Townships Studies. They were the proceedings of three annual conferences co-organized by QUESCREN and held at Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) congresses.

O’DONNELL, Lorraine (2013). “La diversité, la pauvreté et le capital historique et social des communautés d’expression anglaise du Québec,” in Michèle VATZ LAAROUSSI, Estelle BERNIER and Lucille GUILBERT (dir), Les collectivités locales au coeur de l’intégration des immigrants.Questions identitaires et stratégies régionales. Quebec: Presses de l’Université Laval.

Urtnowski, Karen, Lorraine O'DONNELL, Eric Shragge,Anne Robineau and Éric Forgues (2012). “Immigration, Settlement and Integration in Quebec’s Anglophone Communities: A preliminary Report.” Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est / Journal of Eastern Townships Studies 38: 7-32.

Zanazanian, Paul et Lorraine O'DONNELL (2012). “Quelle place pour les anglophones dans le grand récit collectif des Québécois? Rapport d’une journée d’étude.” Enjeux de l’univers social: 8,1.

O'DONNELL, Lorraine (2010). “The Historical Diversity of English-Speaking Quebec as a public project: a preliminary strategic analysis.” Canadian Diversity / Diversité canadienne 8, 2 (Spring 2010): 33-37.

O'DONNELL, Lorraine. "Le voyage virtuel : les consommatrices, le monde de l'étranger et Eaton à Montreal, 1880-1980.Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française 58, 4 (2005): 535-568

O'DONNELL,Lorraine (2008-[ongoing]). Production of an online bibliography of sources for the study of English-speaking Quebec © Brendan O’Donnell and supported by QUESCREN.    

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