Jennifer Bonnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University, where she teaches courses in Canadian, environmental and public history. She is the author of Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia  (Royal BC Museum Publications, 2023), Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley  (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and co-editor of two collections: Traces of the Animal Past: Methodological Challenges in Animal History  (University of Calgary Press, 2022) and Historical GIS Research in Canada  (University of Calgary Press, 2014).

Bonnell’s articles and essays have appeared in Environmental History, the Canadian Historical Review, the Journal of Canadian Studies, and Museum & Society, and elsewhere. She has also contributed to a variety of public history projects, including documentary film and television projects for the EvergreenBrick Works and Metal Dog Films, and research and public engagement work for several Toronto-area community-based art organizations. She is currently working on a new book, Foragers of a Modern Countryside: Honeybees, Agricultural Modernization and Environmental Change in the Great Lakes Region

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