A native of Cowansville, Quebec, Patrick Lacroix pursued his endless fascination with the past and earned degrees in history at Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Quebec) and Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario). From 2012 to 2017, he attended the University of New Hampshire. While in the United States, he began submitting his work to academic, peer-reviewed publications and established himself as a leading historian of immigration and Franco-American history. His articles have appeared in influential history journals, including Histoire sociale/Social History, the Canadian Journal of History, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the
, the Montreal Gazette, Time.com, Le Droit, the Washington Post, and the Concord Monitor.History News Network
He has a special interest in writing that blends attentiveness to historical detail with lively storytelling. He lives and writes in Halifax.
Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of New Hampshire, 2016-2017
John S. Moir Graduate Essay Prize, Canadian Society of Church History, 2015
Honorable mention for the Wilcox Prize for Graduate Writing, UNH, 2013
Fulbright Student Award, UNH, 2012-2013