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Dr Dominique Marshall


Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada



D. Marshall is Professor of History at Carleton University. She teaches and researches the past of social policy, children’s rights, humanitarian aid, refugees, disability and technology. She coordinates the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History, which supports the rescue of archives of Canadian development and aid, co-directs the Carleton University Disability Research Group, the IDRC funded program Gendered Design in STEAM, is a Co-Investigator of the SSHRC funded Partnership Local Engagement Refugee Research Network. She writes about Canadian social policies and poor families, the Child Welfare Committee of the League of Nations, the Conference on the African Child of 1931, and the history of OXFAM in Canada.



“‘CIDA Gives You the World!’ Visual Media and Development Education in Canadian Schools: 1980-2000”, Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, Fall 2021.

Children’s Drawings and Humanitarian Aid: Transnational Expressions and Exhibits”, Revue de la Société historique du Canada/Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 26, 1 (2015), pp. 1-65.

“Usages de la notion de « droits des enfants » par les populations coloniales : la Conférence de l’enfance africaine de 1931“, Relations internationales, no. 161, printemps 2015, pp. 43-64. “International Child Saving”, in The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World, Paula Fass, ed. Fall 2012, p. 469-489.

“International Child Saving”, in The Routledge History of Childhood in the Western World, Paula Fass, ed. Fall 2012, p. 469-489.

“Birth Registration and the Promotion of Children’s Rights in the Interwar Years: The Save the Children International Union’s Conference on the African Child, and Herbert Hoover’s American Child Health Association”, Registration and Recognition. Documenting the Person in World History, Keith Breckenridge and Simon Szreter (eds), Proceedings of the British Academy, 182, 2012, p. 440-473.

“The Cold War, Canada, and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child”, in Greg Donaghy, editor, Canada and the Early Cold War. 1943-1957, Ottawa, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1998, p. 183-214.

“Children’s Rights and Children’s Actions in International Relief and Domestic Welfare: The Work of Herbert Hoover between 1914 and 1950“, Journal of the History of Children and Youth, Volume 1, Issue 3 (Fall 2008), p. 351-388.


History of childhood and youth; Children's rights; History; Social policies; disability; Humanitarian aid and development; Refugees and migrations; African studies; Labour
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