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Roy, Ronald J

PhD Candidate Queen's University
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1.613.929.8912 Theme : ImmigrationLinguistics Interest with research on linguistic minorities My research addresses everyday negotiations of identity where ethnocultural and racial diversity challenge how members of Francophone minority communities imagine themselves and the world around them. Tensions exist between traditional ideas concerning legitimacy, authenticity, and collective identity, and cosmopolitan views of French as a form of global linguistic capital. Drawing on recent political geography theories of boundaries and identity, I investigate how existing Acadian and Franco-Ontarian identities might be reshaped when faced with cultural others and how pluralistic ideas of inclusion and belonging can be encouraged in smaller cities in Canada.
Roy, RJ. 2008. An imagined village in the heart of Ottawa: A community case study of Westboro.  Canadian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa (MA requirement).

Roy, RJ. Fall 2007. “The McAdam Station: A Community Landmark,” Heritage Magazine. Ottawa, Ontario: Heritage Canada Foundation.

Roy, RJ. 2006. The Discourse of Urban Revitalization: Heritage Preservation in Saint John, 1945–1983, History, University of New Brunswick, Saint John (BA Thesis).

Roy, RJ. Winter 2003. “Saint John wins the Prince of Wales Prize,” Heritage Magazine. Ottawa, Ontario: the Heritage Canada Foundation.