Andy Parnaby

Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Andrew Parnaby holds a BA (Queen�s University), MA in History (Simon Fraser University) and a PhD (Memorial University) where he was a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies. Prior to joining CBU, he taught at Dalhousie University, University of Victoria and was a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Mary�s University. He published 3 books including Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from Fenians to Fortress America, with Reg Whitaker & Gregory S. Kealey, receiving the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and an Honourable Mention for the CHA�s John A. Macdonald Prize. His current research is on deindustrialization in Atlantic Canada. He teaches social/political history, historiography, the Atlantic world in the age of sail and film. Dr. Parnaby won three distinguished teaching awards; two from CBU in 2011/2016, and one from the Association of Atlantic Universities in 2017.


Canadian politics and current affairs, Cape Breton history and culture, Cape Breton University