Dr. Rainer Baehre, B.A., M.A. (Waterloo), Ph.D.(York)
Phone: (709) 637-6278
Associate Professor – Historical Studies
Dr. Baehre teaches Canadian history, comparative social and cultural history (including gender and ethnohistory), and several courses in Twentieth-Century history. His main research focuses on interconnectedness of social and cultural institutions of the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and how "power/knowledge" manifested itself historically in fields like criminal justice, medicine and psychiatry, social welfare, immigration, gender and Native encounter. In addition to Outrageous Seas: Shipwreck and Survival in the Waters off Newfoundland, 1583-1893 (McGill-Queen's), he has authored numerous chapters in various collections of Canadian legal history. He is current Social Sciences Review Editor for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.