Paul Stortz

Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Telephone (403) 220-4097

Historical Identities: The Professoriate in Canada



  • PhD, University of Toronto
    (history of Canadian higher education and the professoriate)
  • MA, University of British Columbia
    (history of rural education in Canada)
  • BA (hons.) York University
    (Canadian history)
  • BA, Lakehead University
    (British history)


Research Interests

  • cultural, social, political, and intellectual history of education and higher education
  • history of multiculturalism, ethnicity, and immigration in twentieth-century Canada
  • intellectual history and history of intellectual cultures
  • historiography and philosophy and theory of history
  • history of life-writing and narratives
  • history of academic publishing and editorial cultures in Canada


Active Research Programmes

  • SSHRC Insight Grant (Co-Investigator; 2013-17), "Life among the Academic Groves: Intersections of Space and Intellectual Cultures on English-Canadian University Campuses, 1850-1950.”
  • SSHRC Insight Grant (Principal Investigator; 2012-17), "The University Professoriate and Constructions of Western Canadian Communities, 1900-1950.”
  • Intersections of Images, Space, and Academic Cultures in Canada, 1850-1950 (under contract)