Royden Loewen is Professor of History and Chair in Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg, a post held since 1996. He is author of a number of books and numerous articles dealing with the history of Mennonites and, more broadly, of immigrant culture, in Canada and the United States. Much of his writing focuses on Mennonite and immigrant strategies as shaped by religion, ethnicity, economics, family and gender.
His most recent work (with Gerald Friesen), Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in 20th Century Canada, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2009. He also serves as editor of the Journal of Mennonite Studies and is series editor of 'Studies in Immigration and Culture' at University of Manitoba Press. He has been Fulbright Fellow at the University of Chicago (1994-1995), and Research Fellow at the University of Victoria (2004) and the University of Guelph (2007-2008). He has had a long relationship with the University of Winnipeg, the institution from which he graduated with a BA (Hons) in history in 1977.
Faculty of Arts, University of Winnipeg, URL: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/index/dean-arts-research-loewen-bio.
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