Dr. Rainer Baehre, BA, MA (Waterloo), M.Phil., PhD (York)
Phone: (709) 637-6278
Professor – Historical Studies; (cross-listed)
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.