M. Harold Bérubé
Harold Bérubé is full professor at the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). His academic background is in both History (Université de Montréal) and Urban Studies (INRS-UCS). He’s interested in the political and cultural history of North American cities and their inhabitants, and is co-editor of the Urban History Review / Revue d’histoire urbaine. His first book, Des sociétés distinctes. Gouverner les banlieues bourgeoises de Montréal, 1880-1939, published with McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2014, looked at the construction of municipal governance in three of Montreal’s upper middle-class suburbs. More recently, he published a second book, Unité, autonomie, démocratie. Une histoire de l’Union des municipalités du Québec (1919-2019) (Boréal, 2019), where he examines the history of Quebec’s main municipal association and its role as mediator between municipalities, the Quebec provincial government and municipal transnational networks. He’s currently preparing a research project on the role of the press in the urban ecosystem.