Kaitlin Findlay

Graduate Student


Kaitlin Findlay is a doctoral student in the Cornell History Department. Her current research examines forced displacement, humanitarianism, liberal internationalism, and memory in the mid-twentieth century. Her dissertation is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship. Kaitlin completed her BA History (Honours) at McGill University and her MA Thesis at the University of Victoria, Canada. She has over seven years’ experience in community-engaged and public history, including with the award-winning Landscapes of Injustice project. She has published with McGill-Queen’s University Press and The Canadian Historical Review.




 “After all our efforts at good citizenship”: Propriety, Property, and Belonging in the Dispossession of Japanese Canadians, 1940s” with Trevor Wideman and Yasmin Amaratunga, The Canadian Historical Review, March 2023.

 “Creating the Bird Commission: How the Canadian State Addressed Japanese Canadians’ Calls for Fair Compensation.” Chapter in "Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians," McGill-Queen’s University Press (2020).

[Museum exhibit] “Broken Promise,” a nationally touring exhibition, co-curated by the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and the Royal British Columbia Museum. 2020. Exhibition text, co-authored with Stanger-Ross.