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 Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and the editor, with Marcel Fortin, of 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 as chapters in Sandberg, Bocking, and Cruikshank’s Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region (L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, 2013) and Desfor and Laidley’s Reshaping Toronto’s Waterfront (University of Toronto Press, 2011), among others. She has also contributed to a variety of public history projects, including documentary film and television projects for the Evergreen Brick Works and Metal Dog Films, and research and public engagement work for LabSpace Studios and No9 Contemporary Art and the Environment. Her research has received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Federation for University Women among other sources. 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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