Janis Thiessen

Associate Professor of History, University of Winnipeg, Associate Director, Oral History Centre

    I am an associate professor of history and associate director of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg, where I teach Canadian, food, and business history. My research interests include the 20th century history of business, labour, and religion, as well as food history and oral history. My first book, Manufacturing Mennonites (University of Toronto Press, 2013), is a comparative history of three large privately-owned manufacturing firms in Manitoba. My second book, Not Talking Union (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016), examines why the majority of Mennonites rejected labour unions in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. My third book, a business and social history of independent snack food manufacturers in Canada, will be available from University of Manitoba Press in Spring 2017.

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