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PROFESSOR BARRY RODRIQUE

Barry Rodrigue, Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities,
Université Laval, Ph.D., and University of Maine, Ph.D.

Prof. Rodrigue got his first Ph.D. in Geography from Université Laval in Quebec City in 1999, and his second in archeology and history from the University of Maine in Orono in 2000. He teaches courses in cultural fieldwork, ethnic and Indigenous studies, labor and industrial history, ethnography, international studies, historical archeology, North American history, human geography, and other related subjects.

Prof. Rodrigue is also the scholar attached to USM L-Aís Franco-American Heritage Collection and coordinator of the French North American concentration in the Arts and Humanities Program. He has spoken and published widely on the ethnic history of North America. In 1994, he authored Tom Plant: The Making of a Franco-American Entrepreneur, 1859-1941(Garland Publishing, New York). In 2002, some of Prof. Rodrigue's folk music and oral history materials from Alaska were released on C.D.'s by the Smithsonian Institution. He also co-directed the book and wrote chapters for Líhistoire régionale de la Beauce-Etchemin-Amiante, published by the Quebec governmentís Institut national de la recherche scientifique in the Fall of 2003.

His study of the Maine / Quebec borderlands, The Canada Road Frontier: 1790-1860, is planned for publication this year. He presents regularly at international conferences, most recently in Canada, France, Russia, Bath, Maine, and Moultonboro, New Hampshire. Engaged with a large research agenda, his major concern is on creatively engaging students in primary field research and meaningful social projects.
 


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