Jordan Stanger-Ross

Associate Professor, History and Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria

My research and teaching focus on immigration, race, and inequality in twentieth century North America. I am currently the director of Landscapes of Injustice, a 7-year multi-sector and community-engaged project to research and tell the history of the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian-owned property during the 1940s. Throughout my career, I’ve been inspired by the places where I live. As a graduate student in Philadelphia and Toronto, I wrote about how people in each city experienced and created ethnic community. Since moving to British Columbia I’ve written about municipal acquisitions of “Indian Reserves” in Vancouver as well as the social, legal, and political history of the dispossession of Japanese Canadians. In all of this work, I have been fascinated by the experiences and choices of individuals within the context of ideological, institutional, and social patterns. In addition to writing for academic audiences, I’m engaged in a variety of “public history” initiatives that communicate scholarly analysis in museums and popular media.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Dept. of History and Landscapes of Injustice Project Director, University of Victoria