Perin, Roberto 1948-

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Perin, Roberto 1948-

PERSONAL: Born April 3, 1948, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Valentino (a tile setter) and Maria (a homemaker; maiden name, Lucertini) Perin; married, May 9, 1970; wife's name Yvonne (a social worker); children: Pier-Paolo, Dominique, Alexis. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: University of Montreal, B.A. (with honors), 1968; Carleton University, M.A., 1970; University of Ottawa, Ph.D., 1975.

ADDRESSES: Home—440 Gladstone Ave., Toronto, Ontario M6H 3H9, Canada. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, visiting lecturer in history, 1973; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, lecturer in history, 1975–77, member of Committee for the Centre of Canadian Studies, 1975–77, and Board of Historical Studies, 1976–77; York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, assistant professor, 1977–81, associate professor, 1981–2004, professor of history, 2004–, department chair at Atkinson College, 1988–89, and Glendon College, 2004–. Canadian Department of External Affairs, guest lecturer in Italy, 1977 and 1980; University of Toronto, visiting professor, 1981; Canadian Academic Centre in Italy, director, 1983–85. CJBC-Radio, weekly commentator on Canadian history, 1979–81; guest on Canadian, British, and Italian television and radio programs.

MEMBER: Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Storia, Storia dell'Arte e Archeologia (member of president's committee, 1985), Council of Canadian Studies Administrators (Ontario representative, 1981–82), Association Canadienne Française de l'Ontario (executive member of Toronto chapter, 1980–82), Canadian Historical Association, American Italian Historical Association, British Association of Canadian Studies (executive member, 1975–77), Institut d'Histoire de l'Amerique Française.

AWARDS, HONORS: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, travel grant, 1981, research grants, 1984–88, 1989–91; J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, 1991, for Rome in Canada; grant from Department of Canadian Heritage, 1997–99.


(Editor, with F. Sturino, and contributor) Arrangiarsi: The Italian Immigrant Experience in Canada, Guernica Editions (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

Rome in Canada: The Vatican and Canadian Affairs in the Late Victorian Age, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

(Editor, with Daniel Drache, and contributor) Negotiating with a Sovereign Quebec, Lorimer (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1992.

(Editor, with Terry Murphy, and contributor) A Concise History of Christianity in Canada, Oxford University Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

(Coeditor) Enemies Within: Italian and Other Internees in Canada and Abroad, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Contemporary Approaches to Canadian History, edited by Carl Berger, Copp Clark Pitman, 1987; The Making of Constitutions and the Development of National Identity, edited by T.J. Barron, O.D. Edwards, and P.J. Storey, University of Aberdeen Press (Aberdeen, Scotland), 1990; Writing about Canada: A Handbook for Modern Canadian History, Prentice-Hall Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990; Papal Diplomacy in the Modern Age, edited by Peter Kent and John Pollard, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1994; and Religion and Public Life in Canada: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, edited by Marguerite Van Die, University of Toronto Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001. Editor, Canadian Historical Association pamphlet series on Canada's ethnic groups. Contributor to periodicals. Editor, Bulletin of Canadian Studies, 1976–77, and Annali Accademici Canadesi, December, 1985, and winter, 1986.



Beaver, October-November, 1998.

Globe and Mail (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), July 28, 1990.

Toronto Star, December 17, 1991.