Sam Hossack

PhD candidate

Home University: University of Waterloo


LinkedIn: sam-hossack-47a1a222

Research Fields: Canadian, Indigenous, Human Rights

Supervisor: P. Whitney Lackenbauer

Sam Hossack completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees (English (Hon); History (Hon)) and a CGS-M funded Masters of Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary before moving to Waterloo to pursue a PhD in History in 2017. Her previous research focused on post-colonial narratives and political/external influences on historical military intelligence systems. As a PhD Candidate, she is applying variants of these lenses to Canadian history: Sam's dissertation examines how discourses of human and civil rights influenced post-Second World War Canadian policy making regarding Indigenous peoples and land. She is the recipient of the Provost Doctoral Entrance Award (2017), the J. Alan George Leadership Award (2017), Dan Watt Scholarship (2018) and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2019). Sam is also a researcher with the SSHRC/DND-funded North American Arctic Security and Defence Network, an historian for the City of Kitchener's Heritage committee, and is completing the University of Waterloo's Certificate in University Teaching program.