Matthew S. Wiseman
Lecturer, Department of History
University of Waterloo
Matthew S. Wiseman is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. His research and teaching focuses on the social and cultural history of twentieth-century North America, including the role of public history and the development of modern science, technology, and medical research ethics. With an eye to understanding the social dynamics of science, his published work examines the complex political and moral dimensions of state-sponsored research conducted at government, private, and academic institutions. In this light, his current research studies the history of Canada’s National Research Council and gender-based discrimination encountered and overcome by women scientists.
Wiseman holds a Ph.D. in History from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Tri-University Graduate Program in History. Before joining the University of Waterloo, he held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History at the University of Toronto, an Associated Medical Services (AMS) History of Medicine and Healthcare Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History at Western University, and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University.
In addition to his ongoing research, Wiseman is the Communications Director for the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association (CSTHA) and a Junior Fellow of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He is also a Project Manager for Canada Declassified, an open-access repository of government records released under Canada’s Access to Information Act.