Jeffery Vacante

Assistant Professor

BA (McGill); MA, PhD (Western)

Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 89269
Office: Lawson Hall 1221
Office Hours: Thursdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Research Interests

Professor Vacante is an intellectual, cultural, and gender historian. His work examines the history of nationalism, liberalism, and urban culture.


National Manhood and the Creation of Modern Quebec (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2017).


"The Decline of Hugh MacLennan," University of Toronto Quarterly 85, no. 1 (Winter 2016): 43-68.

"Quebec Manhood in Historical Perspective." In Canadian Men and Masculinities: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Christopher J. Greig and Wayne J. Martino (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2012): 23-41.

“Sexualité et identité nationale dans les années 1940.” In Une histoire des sexualités au Québec au XXe siècle,” edited by Jean-Philippe Warren (Montreal: VLB éditeur, 2012): 87-10.

"The Posthumous Lives of René Lévesque,” Journal of Canadian Studies 45, no. 2 (Spring 2011): 5-30.

"Evolving Racial Identity and the Consolidation of Men’s Authority in Early Twentieth-Century Quebec," Canadian Historical Review 88, no. 3 (September 2007): 416-438.

"Liberal Nationalism and the Challenge of Masculinity Studies in Quebec," Left History 11, no. 2 (Fall 2006): 96-117.

"Writing the History of Sexuality and 'National' History in Quebec," Journal of Canadian Studies 39, no. 2 (Spring 2005): 31-55.