The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Daniel Poitras

Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Interest:

  • Cultural history
  • Comparative history
  • Intellectual history
  • Post-apocalyptic turtles


Name of Postdoctoral Fellowship

SSHRC / CRSH post-doctoral fellowship

Description of Postdoctoral Research Project

  • The comparative study of two student movements (U of Montréal and UofT) during the 1950s and 1960s;
  • The shaping of a student / youth identity through the universities' structures;
  • The passage of a Promethean vision of the world to a counter-cultural ethos.


  • PhD, University of Montréal and EHESS, 2014