John C. Lehr
John C. Lehr is a professor in the Geography Department at the
University of Winnipeg. He received a BA (Hons.) in geography from the
University of Wales, a MA from the University of Alberta and his PhD from the
University of Manitoba. He also holds a Certificate
in Education from the University of Liverpool.
His research interests centre on the historical geography of pioneer
agricultural settlement by ethnic groups on the Canadian prairies, particularly
Mormons, Jews, Hutterites and Ukrainians.
Recently he has researched the construction of ethnic identity among
young adults in Winnipeg and Paraná, Brazil.
With Yossi Katz he is author of the Last Best West: Essays on the
Historical Geography of Western Canada, (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1999) and
By their Faith Shall they Live: The Hutterite Colonies
in North America 1874-2006, (Yad Tabenkin: The Research and Documentation Center of the Kibbutz
Movement, 2006) [In Hebrew] Forthcoming books include Community and
Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in Canada’s Parkland (Winnipeg: University
of Manitoba Press) and with Yossi Katz, Inside the Ark: the Hutterites in
North America (Regina: CPRC). He is a member of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Canada.