Post Doctoral Fellows & Other Affiliates

  • Virginie Soulier


    Virginie Soulier is associate professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Perpignan Via-Domitia (UPVD). Co-directoring the Professional Master in Heritage, she teaches Museology, Cultural Mediation and History of Art. Dr. Soulier also works at the Centre de Recherche Sur les Sociétés et Environnements Méditerranéens – Axes Patrimoines (UPVD) and the Laboratoire de Recherche Sur les Publics de la Culture at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR).expand

    Her projects include the mediation of sensitive heritage (aboriginal and immigration heritage) and social museology. Her present primary focus concerns the internment camp patrimonialization from the Spanish Civil War. Dr. Soulier completed postdoctoral research during two years (SSHRC) at UQTR and UPVD. She holds a doctorate degree in Sciences of Information and Communication from the University of Avignon and a Ph.D. in Museology, Mediation and Heritage from the University of Quebec at Montreal. She analyzed collaborations in polyphonic exhibits between aboriginal communities and Canadian museums. Her research identified the museum as a recognition place of heritage. During her studies, Dr. Soulier has received 22 fellowships in Canada and France. In 2013, the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada presented her with the Alice Wilson Awards of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Soulier has developed several projects during the last decade. She curated seven exhibits in France, Spain and Canada. She was the President of Special Interest Group on Education and Mediation in Museums from the Canadian Educational Researcher’s Association and Canadian Society for the Study of Education. She was the director of the review L’interprétation du Patrimoine. In addition Mrs Soulier published ten papers, presented 45 communications and organized more than 15 seminars in France and in Québec.
  • Stacey Zembrzycki


    Stacey Zembrzycki is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Concordia University and a teacher at Dawson College. An award-winning modern Canadian oral and public historian of ethnic, immigrant, and refugee experience, she is the author of According to Baba: A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community (UBC Press, 2014) and its accompanying website:, and is co-editor of Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).expand

    Zembrzycki’s current SSHRC funded project, Mining Immigrant Bodies, uses oral history to explore the connections between mining, health, and the environment and their impact on postwar immigrant communities in Sudbury, Ontario. She is also completing a book entitled Chaperoning Survivors: Telling Holocaust Stories on the March of the Living, which uses multiple, life story oral history interviews to understand how five Montreal Holocaust survivors give testimony, remember in-situ, and educate others about the horrors they witnessed in Poland.