Peter A. Stevens is a writer, historian, analyst, and educator based in Toronto, Ontario. He has over twenty years of post-secondary teaching experience, mainly in the fields of 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. Since 2021, he has been an executive member and Book Review co-editor for the Network in Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE).