Peter A. Stevens is a writer, historian, analyst, and educator based in Toronto, Ontario. He has almost twenty years of higher education teaching experience, mainly at York University, where he has taught History, Canadian Studies, and Professional Writing.
Peter’s research surveys Canadian society to reveal the cultural significance and nationalist implications of taken-for-granted institutions and social practices. Ranging in focus from government policy, to popular culture, to the actions of ordinary citizens, his work makes original and insightful contributions to the literature on Canadian social, cultural, and environmental history. To date, Peter has completed major research projects on family cottaging in Ontario, and on the origins of Canadian Thanksgiving Day.
Peter has a Ph.D. in Canadian History from York University. He is Professor of Liberal Studies at Humber College, Toronto.