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Rainer Baehre

Faculty and Staff

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

Phone: (709) 637-6278


Office:  AS332J

Professor – Historical Studies; (cross-listed) Social/Cultural Studies


Dr. Baehre teaches Canadian history, comparative social and cultural history, Indigenous history, environmental history, and several courses in twentieth-century history. His research has focused on interconnectedness of social and cultural institutions of the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Canada, and how "power/knowledge" manifested itself historically in fields like criminal justice, medicine and psychiatry, social welfare, immigration, inequality, race, gender, and Indigenous-settler encounters. In addition to Outrageous Seas: Shipwreck and Survival in the Waters off Newfoundland, 1583-1893 (McGill-Queen's), he has authored many chapters in collections of Canadian social and legal history as well as studies of Newfoundland and Labrador. ​

Chair, Social/Cultural Studies

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

Phone: (709) 639-6477