June 2, 2022

Jamie Michaels selected as 2022 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has selected 13 top Ph.D. candidates from Canada and around the globe and officially welcomed them as Scholars for its 2022–2025 scholarship and leadership program.
Jamie Michaels

Jamie Michaels is a writer and educator from Winnipeg. He researches Israeli-Palestinian relations as a SSHRC Bombardier Doctoral Fellow and Killam Laureate at the University of Calgary. He holds master’s degrees in Creative Writing (University of London) and Cultural Studies (University of Winnipeg).

Jamie uses popular mediums such as comics and animations to expand important conversations about politics and human rights to audiences beyond academia. His doctoral research presents the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in comic book form, showcasing both the Jewish and Arab perspectives of these events.

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.

With the support of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, he is excited to collaborate with the impressive academics in his cohort, have his views challenged, and continue to develop his leadership skills.

Click here for Jamie's interview with UToday, and here to learn more about the 2022 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars.