Office Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2064
Rotman School of Management
Dimitry Anastakis is the L.R. Wilson and R.J. Currie Chair in Canadian Business History at the University of Toronto in the Department of History and the Rotman School of Management. A Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor Anastakis’s work addresses the intersection of business, the state and politics, and globalization, particularly in the post-1945 period in Canada. He has published nine books and edited collections, including three books on the development of the Canadian auto industry. His current research looks at the infamous 1970s Bricklin car venture in New Brunswick and its broader meaning in North America, and a project on the issue of free trade in Canada within the context of neoliberalism’s emergence. Professor Anastakis is the former co-editor of the Canadian Historical Review, was the first chair of the Canadian Business History Association, which he helped launch, and is a former Fulbright Chair in Canadian Studies at Michigan State University.
- Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience. Co-editor, with Andrew Smith, University of Liverpool (University of Toronto Press, 2014).
- Canadian Public Policy: Special Issue on the Automobile and its Industry in Canada. Co-editor, with Johannes Van Biesebroeck, Department of Economics, K.U.Leuven, 36:1 (Spring, 2010).
- Framing Canadian Federalism: Historical Essays in Honour of John T. Saywell. Co-editor, with P.E. Bryden, University of Victoria (University of Toronto Press, 2009)
- The Sixties: Passion, Politics, and Style (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008).
- Re-Creation, Fragmentation and Resilience: A Brief History of Canada Since 1945. (Oxford University Press: 2017)
- Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination, and Suicide. (University of Toronto Press: 2015)
- Autonomous State: The Struggle for a Canadian Car Industry from OPEC to Free Trade. (University of Toronto Press: 2013)
- Car Nation: An Illustrated History of Canada's Transformation Behind the Wheel. (James Lorimer & Company, Publishers: 2008)
- Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry, 1960-1971. (University of Toronto Press: 2005)
- 2014 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history, Business History Conference and the Hagley Museum and Library
- 2014 PHG Book Prize for the best book in political history, Political History Group, Canadian Historical Association
- 2014 (Finalist) Canada Prize for the Humanities, SSHRC
- 2008 J.J. Talman Award for best book on Ontario’s social, economic, political or cultural history published in 2005-7, Ontario Historical Society
- PhD, York University
- MA, York University
- BA, Western University