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Daniel Gorman is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo and the former Director of the PhD program in Global Governance at the BSIA.  Prior to his appointment at the University of Waterloo, he was an Assistant Professor of History at Trent University, and held a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at York University. He is the author of International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s (Cambridge University Press 2012), and Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging (Manchester University Press, 2007.)  His interests are in the history of international relations and the British Empire, international relations theory, and the UN and decolonization.  Dr. Gorman is currently writing a book on colonial influences on the post-1945 development of international governance practices and the UN as a venue for debates over decolonization between 1945 and the 1960s.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award, 2012
  • SSHRC Research Development Initiative Grant, 2010
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2007


  • Gorman, D. 2017. International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century. London: Bloomsbury Press.
  • Gorman, D. 2017. “All Things to All People?: Thoughts on Liberalism and Imperialism.” The Disorder of Things.
  • Gorman, D. 2017. “India and the UN Security Council.” United Nations History Project.
  • Gorman, D. “Race, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations: From Imperialism to Internationalism in Canada, 1940-1960.” In Dominion of Race: Rethinking Canada’s International History, edited by Laura Madokoro, Francine Mckenzie, and David Meren, 196-225. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
  • Gorman, D. 2013. “Geographic Indications, Mobility, and Identity”. Suzan Ilcan (ed).
    227-52. Montreal-Kingston: Queen’s-McGill University Press.
  • Gorman, D. 2011. “Globalization, Intellectual Property Rights, and Emerging Property Types”. William Coleman (ed). 122-147. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Gorman, D. 2010. “Ecumenical Internationalism: Willoughby Dickinson, the League of Nations, and the World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through the Churches”. 51 – 73.
  • Gorman, D. 2009. “Freedom of the Ether or the Electromagnetic Commons?: Globality, the Public Interest, and the Multilateral Radio Negotiations in the 1920s and 1930s”. Steven Streeter, John Weaver, William Coleman (eds). 138-156. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Gorman, D. 2008. “Empire, Internationalism, and the Campaign against the Traffic in Women and Children in the 1920s”. 186-216.
  • University of Waterloo

  • Offices: HH 108 (UW); BSIA 218

  • (519) 888-4567 | Ext. 36049 (UW)
    (226) 772-3088 (BSIA)

Multilateral Institutions
  • PhD, McMaster University
  • MA, Queen’s University
  • BA, (Honours) St. Francis Xavier University

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