Jamie Michaels is a writer and educator from Winnipeg. He researches Israeli-Palestinian relations as a SSHRC Bombardier Doctoral Fellow, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, and Killam Laureate at the University of Calgary. Jamie uses popular mediums such as comics and animations to expand important conversations about politics and human rights to audiences beyond academia. His creative work has been recognized by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Harold Greenberg Fund, the Joe Shuster Awards, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Jamie’s critical work has appeared in The Centre for Research in Cultural Studies, Sequentials, Project GraphicBio, The Comics Grid, and the Canadian Encyclopedia. His journalism covering the Jewish world has been published with The Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Post, and the Times of Israel. His most recent graphic novel Christie Pits unpacks the tensions between immigrants and proto-fascists in 1930s Toronto that culminated in the Christie Pits Riot.
A brief of history how medieval anti-Jewish racism evolved into contemporary white supremacy.
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