Dr. Laura MurrayDirector
Laura is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. She is from Toronto and has lived in Kingston’s Swamp Ward for twenty years. She teaches American Literature and Cultural Studies research methodologies; her most recent teaching experiment is a course on Indigenous and Settler Stories of Kingston/Cataraqui. Her research interests have included Indigenous Studies, copyright and cultural policy, and the history of newspapers.
Dr. Scott RutherfordOral History Interviewer, 2016-17
Scott is Assistant Professor in Global Development Studies and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, working for SWIHHP on a grant from the City of Kingston Heritage Fund. Scott is originally from Kenora, and he says: “I enjoy talking to neighbours, friends and strangers about the Swamp Ward, the place I have called home for the better part of the past ten years. I also teach and do research which focuses on the historical experiences of racism and colonization and the ways people have individually and collectively challenged unjust treatment.”
Phil LichtiAudio Producer, 2016-17
Phil is the Digital Media and Services Coordinator for the Concordia Institute of Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS). He is an accomplished sound and media artist. City of Kingston Heritage Fund grants have allowed SWIHHP to hire him to create a series of audio documentaries/podcasts.
Ella Mackay SinghStudent Researcher, Summer 2017
Ella is an Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellow with Queen’s. While contributing to overall synthesis and archival research, Ella will also undertake a subproject on the definition of home. What determined the boundaries of home in this neighbourhood, as well as its extensions? How did industrial prominence reinforce or blur the divide between workplaces and homes? She’s ready for all sorts of answers.
Justine HobbsStudent Researcher 2016-17
Justine is a student in the Cultural Studies program at Queen’s University; her PhD project uses oral history to understand ideas of place and community in Dawson City. As a research assistant for SWIHHP, Justine did an amazing job of organizing our archive of recording and other documents – unglamorous but skilled and much-appreciated work.
Ronen GoldfarbStudent Researcher, Summer 2016
As an Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellow from Queen’s, Ronen helped with SWIHHP’s general archival research and developed his own sub-project regarding public memory and the history of Skeleton Park. He has now graduated and is off to Japan to teach.
Lauren LuchenskiStudent Researcher, Summer 2015
As an Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellow from Queen’s University, Lauren helped with general archival research and data management, and did her own research on the experience of adolescence in the neighbourhood. Her blog post on Montreal Street attracted the most hits on our website to date. She is heading to Western this fall to do an MA in Public History.
Bronwyn JaquesStudent Researcher, Summer 2015
Bronwyn's work as a Queen’s-funded Research Assistant for this project laid the foundations for an Inner Harbour walking tour app. Bronwyn is currently a PhD student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s and has a contract doing oral history interviews with former prison guards in Kingston.