Our Team

Our team is made up of an enthusiastic and talented group of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and alumni.  The current list is below.  We are also indebted to the early contribution of Edward Dunsworth, our first project coordinator who helped to lay the foundation for this project.

Christine Berkowitz

Principal investigator

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

UTSC Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, History Program


Leslie Chan

Contributing Investigator

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

UTSC Department of Arts, Culture and Media and Centre for Critical Development Studies


Amelia Ainsworth

Project Coordinator

University of Toronto, MA History(2021); BA History (2020; Honours)


Nancy Lee

Coordinator, Digital Resources and Oral History Preservation

University of Toronto,  MA Information Studies and Archival Management (expected 2022); BA 2020 (Specialist in History ; Minor in Food Studies)


Azreen Sikder


University of Toronto, BSc (2019; Honours)


Jennifer Tran

Undergraduate Researcher

UTSC Major in International Development Studies; Minor in Anthropology and Media Studies


Amena Ahmed,

Undergraduate Researcher

UTSC Major in English and History; Minor in Classics


Naailah Patel


University of Toronto, BA History and Political Science (2020)


Many thanks to:

Edward Dunsworth, 2018-2019 (UTSC History Project Coordinator) University of Toronto, PhD History 2019

Mariam Mian, Undergraduate Researcher 2020

Archival Assistants:

Maherah Sadaf, Summer 2020 to present

Maria Bacchus, Fall/Winter 2020/21 to present

Irish Bonon, Summer 2021

Issra Marie Martin, Summer 2020

Hsin Yu (Madgen) Liao, Fall/Winter 2019/20

Danielle Milankov, Fall/Winter 2019/20