Driedger, Leo 1928–

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Driedger, Leo 1928–


Born 1928, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; son of Cornelius (a farmer) and Maria (a homemaker) Driedger; married Darlene Koehn (an administrator), June 1, 1956; children: Diane, Dale. Ethnicity: "Dutch Mennonite." Education: University of Chicago, M.A., 1955; Michigan State University, Ph.D., 1964.


Home—Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, professor of ethnic relations, urban sociology, and sociology of religion, 1966-99, professor emeritus, 1999—. Elizabethtown College, fellow at Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist and Pietist Groups, 1991.


Royal Society of Canada (fellow).


Award for outstanding contribution to Canadian sociology, 1999.


(Editor) The Canadian Ethnic Mosaic: A Quest for Identity, McClelland & Stewart (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1978.

(With Neena L. Chappell) Aging and Ethnicity: Toward an Interface, Butterworth (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1987.

(Editor) Ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities, Copp, Clark, Pitman (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1987.

Mennonite Identity in Conflict, Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 1988.

The Ethnic Factor, McGraw (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

(Editor, with Leland Harder) Anabaptist-Mennonite Identities in Ferment, Institute of Mennonite Studies (Elkhart, IN), 1990.

Mennonites in Winnipeg, Kindred Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), 1990.

(Editor, with Shiva S. Halli and Frank Trovato) Ethnic Demography: Canadian Immigrant, Racial, and Cultural Variations, Carleton University Press (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

The Urban Factor, Oxford University Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

(With J. Howard Kauffman) The Mennonite Mosaic: Identity and Modernization, Herald Press (Scottsdale, PA), 1991.

(With Donald B. Kraybill) Mennonite Peacemaking: From Quietism to Activism, Herald Press (Scottsdale, PA), 1994.

Multi-ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1996.

(With Shiva S. Halli) Immigrant Canada, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Mennonites in the Global Village, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

(Editor, with Shiva S. Halli) Race and Racism: Canada's Challenge, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2000.

Race and Ethnicity: Finding Identities and Equalities, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to books. Contributor of more than sixty articles to sociology journals.