Assistant Curator, Archaeology and History Division
Dr. Stacey Barker joined the Canadian Museum of Civilization in January 2011 as Assistant Curator of Canadian Political History and now works as Assistant Curator for the Museum’s Archaeology and History Division. A specialist in post-Confederation Canada, Dr. Barker’s broader research interests lie in modern Canadian political history. Topics of special importance include the material culture of democracy and government, the evolution of Canadian nationhood and identity and the development of Canadian political cultures in the 20th century. She was Assistant Curator for A Queen and Her Country, an exhibition surveying the historical relationship between Elizabeth II and Canada, presented at the Museum from July 2012 to January 2013.
Dr. Barker earned her PhD in history from the University of Ottawa in 2008. Her graduate research focused on life on the Canadian home front in the era of the world wars, exploring the topics of food production, regulation and consumption. Her studies culminated in a doctoral dissertation entitled “Feeding the Hungry Allies: Canadian Food and Agriculture during the Second World War.”
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