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.