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Chelsea Barranger


Thesis: British War Brides Immigration and Settlement Experiences in Postwar Ontario and Quebec

Supervisor: Dr. Ruth Frager

Chelsea is a PhD candidate who studies 20th century Canadian history. Her dissertation focuses on the postwar settlement and adaptation of British war brides in Ontario and Quebec. From 1942 to 1946 some 48,000 war brides immigrated to Canada. Despite this influx of immigration into Canada, very little has actually been written regarding the British war brides with the historiography predominately focused on the transcription of the personal and war experiences of these women. She seeks to include British war brides into a larger discussion of the postwar histories of Canadian immigration and national identity. Chelsea completed her Honours BA at Brescia University College, an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario, and her Masters in History at McMaster University.