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Rainer Baehre

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Rainer Baehre, B.A., M.A. (Waterloo), Ph.D.(York)

Phone: (709) 637-6278


Office:  AS332J

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.​

Chair, Social/Cultural Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Phone: (709) 639-6477