Ryan Touhey

Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of History at St Jerome's


  • Ryan Touhey
    B.A. (Hon) University of Ottawa, 1997
  • M.A. University of Ottawa, 1999
  • Doctoral Fellowship Jawaharlal  Nehru University, 2004
  • PhD University of Waterloo, 2006

Recent publications

  • "Canadian political leadership and the Korean War" in Canada and the Korean War Histories and Legacies of a Cold War Conflict ed. by Andrew Burtch and Tim Cook (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2024)

  • “A journey without maps: John Hadwen as high commissioner to India 1979- 1983” in People, Politics, and Purpose: Biography and Canadian Political History ed. by Whitney Lackenbauer and Greg Donaghy (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2023).

  • “A one way street:” The limits of Canada’s aid relations with Pakistan 1958-1972 in A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid 1950-2016 ed. by Greg Donaghy and David Webster (University of Calgary Press, 2019).
  • Reassessing the Rogue Tory: Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era, ed. by Janice Cavell and Ryan Touhey (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018).
  • ‘Commonwealth Conundrums: Canada’s foreign relations with South Asia during the Pearson era’ in Mike’s World: Lester Pearson and Canadian External Relations, 1963-1968, ed. by Asa McKercher and Galen Perras (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017).
  • Romanticism and Race: Escott Reid, the Department of External Affairs, and the sundering of Canada-India relations 1952-1957 in Dominion of Race: Rethinking Canada's International History ed. by Laura Madokoro, Francine McKenzie, and David Meren (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017).
  • Conflicting Visions: Canada and India in the Cold War World. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015.
  • Canadian Historical Review: "Dealing in Black and White: The Diefenbaker government and the Cold War in South Asia 1957-1963.” (Vol. 92, No. 3 September, 2011)
  • Review of Canada and the British Empire (The Oxford History of the British Empire, Companion Series), ed. by Phillip Buckner (Journal of World History Vol. 22, No. 1 March 2011)
  • Review of ‘An Independent Foreign Policy for Canada? Challenges and Choices for the Future’ eds. by Brian Bow and Patrick Lennox (International Journal Vol. 65, No. 1 Winter 2009-10)
  • Co-Guest editor of International Journal (Canada and Asia Vol. 64, No. 4 Autumn 2009)
  • Article in International Journal, "From periphery to priority: Lessons of the Canada-India relationship 1976-2009" (Vol. 64, No. 4 Autumn 2009)
  • Canadian International Council Research Paper - "Foreign Policy for Canadians No. 5 'A new direction for the Canada-India relationship'" (Toronto: Canadian International Council, August 2009)
  • Book review essay Reflections on the silver age of Canadian diplomacy: The memoirs of three Canadian diplomats in the Journal of Canadian Studies. Review of Allan Gotlieb, The Washington Diaries 1981-1989; Derek Burney, Getting it Done: A Memoir; James Bartleman On Six Continents: A Life in Canada’s Foreign Service 1966-2002 and Roller Coaster: My Hectic Years as Jean Chrétien’s Diplomatic Advisor. (Vol. 42, No. 2 Spring 2008).
  • Martin, Randall and Ryan Touhey, “Imagining Success: Canada-India Academic Relations.” Research report commissioned by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Published November 2008. 
  • A Perspective on Canada-India Higher Educational Partnerships: Prospects and Obstacles,” by Ryan Touhey. Research report commissioned by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Published October 2008. 
  • “Transcending the Past: A New Vision for Indo-Canadian Relations,” Preliminary Paper, Canadian International Council – Foreign Policy for Canada’s Tomorrow (July 2008). 8pp

Awards and achievements

  • Junior Research Fellow Canadian International Council 2008-2009
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Vancouver) 2007-2008