Dr. Matthew Wiseman Welcomed as Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
St. Jerome's University is pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew S. Wiseman as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2022. The Government of Canada’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to “the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.” Dr. Wiseman will join the Department of History as a fellow under the supervision of Dr. Jane Nicholas.
The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally; develop their leadership potential; and position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow. Dr. Wiseman’s research as a Banting Fellow at St. Jerome’s University will focus on the history of women in science in Canada. He will study women scientists' contributions to the Canadian National Research Council. His research promises to use trailblazing women's experiences to understand their contributions to federal science policy and the disciplines of the natural sciences. Overall, the research seeks to shed new light on the role and value of studying science to understand the challenges of gender equality, the gendered nature of work, and the development of women’s rights in Canada.
Dr. Wiseman holds a PhD in History from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has recently been a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, and an AMS Postdoctoral Fellow at Western University. He is the editor of The Selected Works of George R. Lindsey: Operational Research, Strategic Studies, and Canadian Defence in the Cold War, (University of Toronto Press, 2019) as well as numerous articles and reviews. His monograph, Frontier Science, is currently under review at the University of Toronto Press.
“I am thrilled to be working with Dr. Wiseman on this important and timely project,” noted Dr. Jane Nicholas, Director, Tri-University Graduate Program in History and Associate Professor in St. Jerome’s University’s Department of History. “Dr. Wiseman's research will contribute to important conversations on women's involvement in the natural sciences as well as the nature of women's work and feminism.”