Associate Professor of History & Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University (Niagara Region, Canada)
She is a researcher, an award-winning teacher, an exhibit curator, and the creator of the Sport Oral History Archive (SOHA), a digital, open-access and interactive archive preserving Canadian sporting legacies through the collection of oral history interviews, images and documents. She holds a B.A. from Mount Allison University, an M.St. from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Vlossak’s research expertise includes the cultural history of war, postwar reconstruction, gender and nationalism, public and oral history, and memory and the politics of commemoration. Her publications include Marianne or Germania? Nationalizing Women in Alsace 1870-1946 (Oxford University Press, 2010), and articles and book chapters on postwar reconstruction and commemoration, Nazi forced conscription and forced labour policies, and writing the history of nationalism. She is currently preparing a manuscript for a book entitled Hitler’s Reluctant Soldiers: Forced conscripts in history and memory, which focuses on French, Belgian and Luxembourger veterans of the German Wehrmacht.