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Eric Tanguay completed his Master’s Degree in History at Wilfrid Laurier, through the Tri-University Graduate Program.

Eric’s MA Thesis explored the epistemological underpinnings of United Nations peacekeeping—and the practical and political limitations of multilateral interventions—through a case-study analysis of Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld’s leadership of ONUC during the initial stages of the 1960-1965 Congo Crisis.

Eric’s current research focuses primarily on the recent history of political and ethnic violence in Kenya; the politicization of ethnicity; the role of civil society organizations in shaping political consciousness and identity; and the role of memory and history in facilitating conflict resolution and post-conflict reconciliation.

Outside of school, Eric enjoys cooking and playing tennis, and he is a semi-professional classical singer.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2016
  • Balsillie Doctoral Fellowship, 2016
  • Gold Medal for Academic Excellence at the Master’s Level, Faculty of Arts, 2015
  • Master of Arts: History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Tri-University Graduate Program, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours): History, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013

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