Dr. Stephen Connor

Stephen Connor
Assistant Professor / Faculty of Arts and Science - History, Anthropology and Ancient Studies - History
Graduate Program Coordinator / Graduate Studies - History, MA
Full-time Faculty
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Connor currently serves as the Regimental Historian for The Algonquin Regiment, Canadian Army.
BA, University of Windsor
MA, Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University
Areas of Specialization:

Modern World history; International military history.

Research Interests:

War and Society; Conflict and Atrocity; Terrorism and Insurgency; World History.

Current & Future Research:

“A Taste of their own medicine”: The Canadian Army, Atrocity and Reprisal in Germany, 1945 and after.

“The Cruelest Month”: The 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the invasion of Germany, April 1945.


Book Chapters

“Frank Castle’s Other War: Meaning, Memory and the Vietnam War” in Matthew McEinry, Alicia Goodman, Ryan Cassidy, and Robert G. Weiner, eds., The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Essays on the Punisher, 2020.

“Victor Charles and Marvin the ARVN: Vietnamese as Enemy and Ally in American War Comic Books” in David Hall and Michael Goodrum, eds., Drawing the Past: Comics and the Historical Imagination. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2020.

“War and Terrorism” in David Ulbrich and Matthew Muehlbauer, eds., Routledge History of Global War and Society. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.

“The National Police Field Force in the Republic of Vietnam” in Donald Stoker and Edward Westerman, eds., Expeditionary Police Advising and Militarization: Building Security in a Fractured World. Solihull: Helion & Co., 2018.


“How did letter writers react to portrayals of a German enemy as protagonist in DC Comics Blitzkrieg?” in Reading Comics at the Threshold: A Roundtable on Letter Columns & Other Comics Paratexts: The Middle Spaces, 2020.

“Conflicts and Crises, 1919-1939” in Julie Pitlock, ed., Gale Researcher. Boston: Cengage, 2016.

“Geneva Conventions” in Edward Blum, ed., America in the World, 1776 to the PresentA Supplement to the Dictionary of American History. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2016.

“Bringing in the Harvest: The German Civil Administration and Occupation Management in Brest-Litovsk, 1942-1944.” Global War Studies 12 (2) 2015.

Recent Book Reviews

Review of Cord Scott.  Four Colour Combat: Canadian Forces in War Comics. By Cord A. Scott. Nashville, TN: ONBrand Books, 2019, International Journal of Comic Art.

Review of John Etty.  Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil’s Political Cartoons. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2019, International Journal of Comic Art.

Review of Ian Rich. Holocaust Perpetrators of the German Police Battalions: The Mass Murder of Jewish Civilians, 1940-1942. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, Journal of Military History.

Prizes and Awards

Nipissing University Research Grant, 2012, 2018.

Academic Research Fellow in Terrorism Studies, 2012.

Nipissing University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012.

Wilfrid Laurier Teaching Award of Excellence, 2008.