Michael  Bjorge

Assistant Professor


Email: bjorge@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Room 3054, Department of History, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS
Research Topics:
  • Political Economy
  • History of Capitalism
  • Canadian History
  • World History


  • BA Hons. (University of Alberta)
  • MA (Queen's University)\
  • PhD (Queen's University)

Forthcoming Publications

  • The Workers’ War: Economic Democracy and Canada’s Industrial Homefront, 1939-1945. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Recent Publications

  • “The Edmonton General Strike,” in James Naylor, Rhonda Hinther, and Jim Mochoruk eds., For a Better World: The Winnipeg General Strike and the Workers’ Revolt (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2022), 115-139.
  • “No Model Minority: Tear Gas, Bayonets, Strikes, Resistance, Riot, and Struggle in Japanese Internment Camps,” in Rhonda Hinther and Jim Mochoruk, eds., Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2020), 180-208.
  • “Anti-Foreign Strikes and the Patriotic Shield: Direct Action, Canadian Workers, and the Struggle Against the Employment of ‘Enemy Aliens’ in WWII,” in Steven Marti and William Pratt, eds., Fighting with the Empire: Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867-1947 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2019), 142-165.
  • “‘They Shall Not Die!’ Anarchists, Syndicalists, Communists, and the Sacco and Vanzetti Solidarity Campaign in Canada,” Labour/Le Travail 75 (Spring 2015): 43–73.

Teaching 2023-2024


  • HIST/CANA 2210: Many Canadas, 1930s to the Present
  • HIST 3226: Law & Justice in Canadian Society, to 1890
  • HIST 4223: Canadian Capitalism


  • HIST 3227: Criminal Law, Crime Punishment in Canadian Society, 1890 to Present
  • HIST 3293: Wealth and Power in North America
  • HIST 4222: Migration, Rights, & Law in Canadian History

Office Hours Winter 2024

  • Monday 1:00-2:00 
  • By appointment