Hans Werner (PhD, Manitoba) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg. He is also the Executive Director of the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, Inc. whose offices are on the campus of the University of Winnipeg. Broadly, he studies Western Canada, and Immigration and Migration. More specifically, his areas of research interest cover: The 1870s history of Russian Mennonite immigrants to Canada and their subsequent scattering in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Mexico, Belize, Bolivia and Paraguay; The history of Canada's immigrant peoples, particularly those who came during the Great Transformation of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and those who came after World War II; and Comparative migration history which studies transnationalism and diasporic communities. Notably, his publications include: Imagined Homes: Soviet German Immigrants in Two Cities (2007); "Peoplehoods of the Past: Mennonites and the Ethnic Boundary," Journal of Mennonite Studies 23 (2005): 23-35; and “’Feeling at Home’: Soviet Mennonites in Bielefeld, Germany, 1950-1990,” Journal of Mennonite Studies 20 (2002): 155-178.

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