About UAlberta's Augustana Campus


Mélanie Méthot, PhD University of Calgary, MA Université de Moncton, BA McGill University, DEC CEGEP de Ste-Foy

Associate Professor/History

Augustana Campus

Social Sciences

About Me

Courses taught:

AUIDS100: The World in Progress: Inquiry in the Social Sciences

AUHIS190: Research Skills and Tools

AUHIS260: History of Canada: Pre-Confederation

AUHIS 261: History of Canada: Post-Confederation

AUHIS271: Canadian Women's History

AUHIS366: History of the Canadian West

AUHIS372: Quebec History

AUHIS460: Women and Law

AUHIS467: Collaborative Research Seminar in Canadian Criminal Law

AUHIS480: Historiography


I have published on the turn of the 20th century social reform movements in Montreal and Winnipeg. My new research lies within the scope of legal history.  I am completing a monograph on the bigamy case of Julie Morin tentatively titled:  "Bigame malgré elle: Julie Russell perd son héritage."   I am also working on a project dealing with the administration of justice in Alberta in the first part of the twentieth century, specifically looking at how police magistrates dispensed justice.

I also have an interest in the scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  

Here are selected publications:

*Mélanie Méthot. “Finding the Ordinary in the Extraordinary: Marriage Norms and Bigamy in Canada” in J. Moses, ed., Marriage, Law and Modernity: Global Histories (London: Bloomsbury, 2017). 

*Mélanie Méthot. “The Fort Saskatchewan Prison Ledger 1914-1919: Portraits of Vagrants”

  Prairie Forum, 39.1, 2016, p.27-43.

*Mélanie Méthot. “Le mariage, c’est l’affaire de l’Église : pouvoir d’État et bigamie”

Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 31.2, 2016, p.1-21.

*Mélanie Méthot. “Revoir Emily Murphy: Première magistrate de police de tout l’Empire

britannique” Journal of Canadian Studies, 50.1, Winter 2016, p.150-178

*Mélanie Méthot. “Bigamy in the Northern Alberta Judicial District, 1880-1969. A Socially

  Constructed Crime that Failed to Impose Gender Barriers.” Journal of Family History, Vol. 31 No.3, July 2006, p.257-266.

*Mélanie Méthot. "H.B. Ames, Political Reformer and Enforcer", Urban History Review, Vol.31, No.2, Spring 2003, p. 19‑31.