Kheraj, Sean. Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013.

Edited Collections:

Bonnell, Jennifer and Sean Kheraj. Eds. Traces of the Animal Past: Methodological Challenges in Animal History. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. [forthcoming]


Kheraj, Sean and Thomas Peace. Open History Seminar: Canadian History. Toronto: eCampus Ontario, 2020.

Academic Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Kheraj, Sean. “A History of Oil Spills on Long-Distance Pipelines in Canada”Canadian Historical Review, 101, no. 2 (June 2020): 161-191.

Kheraj, Sean. “The Great Epizootic of 1872-73: Networks of Animal Disease in North American Urban Environments” Environmental History, 23, no. 3 (July 2018): 495-521.

Kheraj, Sean. “Urban Environments and the Animal Nuisance: Domestic Livestock Regulation in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Cities” Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine 44, no. 1-2 (Fall/Spring 2015/2016): 37-55.

Kheraj, Sean. “Borders and Ideas of Nature: Intersections in the Environmental Histories of Canada and the United States” Canadian Historical Review 95, no. 4 (2014): 604-609.

Kheraj, Sean. “Demonstration Wildlife: Negotiating the Animal Landscape of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, 1888-1996” Environment and History, 18 (4) 2012: 497-527.  Reprinted in Themes in Environmental History: Animals. Ed. Sarah Johnson. Cambridge, UK: White Horse Press, 2014. Pgs. 293-322.

Kheraj, Sean. “Improving Nature: Remaking Stanley Park’s Forest, 1888-1931” BC Studies (158) 2008: 63-90.

Kheraj, Sean. “Restoring Nature: Ecology, Memory, and the Storm History of Vancouver’s Stanley Park” Canadian Historical Review 88 (4) 2007: 577-612. (Awarded the 2007 Canadian Historical Review Prize for best article of the year).

Kheraj, Sean. “Plaque Build-up: Commemorating the Buxton Settlement, 1950-2000” Problématique: Journal of Political Studies (9) 2003: 5-21.

Chapters in Books:

Kheraj, Sean. “How Canadian Used to Live with Livestock in Cities” in Calgary: City of Animals. Ed. Jim Ellis. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017. Pgs. 1-9.

Kheraj, Sean. “Epilogue: Why Animals Matter in Urban History, or Why Cities Matter in Animal History” in Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada. Eds. Joanna Dean, Darcy Ingram, and Christabelle Sethna. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017. Pgs. 309-323.

Kheraj, Sean and K. Jan Oosthoek. “Online Digital Communication, Networking, and Environmental History” in Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research. Eds. Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, and L. Anders Sandberg. London: Routledge, 2017. Pgs. 233-247.

Kheraj, Sean. “Animals and Urban Environments: Managing Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Winnipeg” in Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History. Eds. James Beattie, Edward Melillo, and Emily O’Gorman. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. Pgs. 263-288.

Kheraj, Sean. “Living and Working with Domestic Animals in Nineteenth-Century Toronto” in Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region, edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Stephen Bocking, Colin Coates, and Ken Cruikshank, 120-140. Hamilton: L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, 2013.

Review Essays:

Kheraj, Sean. “Scholarship and Environmentalism: The Influence of Environmental Advocacy on Canadian Environmental History” Acadiensis 43.1 (Winter/Spring 2014): 195-206.

“The Unnatural History of Stanley Park Exhibit, Vancouver Museum” BC Studies (161) 2009: 115-124.

Research Reports:

“Historical Background Report: Trans Mountain Pipeline, 1947-2013” prepared for the City of Vancouver as evidence for National Energy Board hearings on proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, May 2015.

“Historical Overview of Stanley Park” in State of the Park Report for the Ecological Integrity of Stanley Park. Vancouver: Stanley Park Ecology Society, 2010.

Book Reviews:

Rodgers, Kathleen. Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014 reviewed in BC Studies (2014) Full Text

Alagona, Peter S. After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013 reviewed in H-Net Roundtable Reviews 4.4 (2014): 13-15. Full Text

Campbell, Claire Elizabeth. Ed. A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2011 reviewed in University of Toronto Quarterly 82.3 (2013): 637-638. Full Text (with subscription)

Neil S. Forkey. Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013 reviewed in Histoire Sociale/Social History 46.91 (2013): 233-235. Full Text (with subscription)

Stéphane Castonguay and Michèle Dagenais. Ed. Metropolitan Natures: Environmental Histories of Montreal. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011 reviewed in Urban History Review 41.1 (2012): 71-72. Full Text 

Zachary J.S. Falck. Weeds: An Environmental History of Metropolitan America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010 reviewed in H-Net Reviews, 2011. Full Text

Sharon Kirsch. What Species of Creature: Animal Relations from the New World. Vancouver: New Star Books, 2009 reviewed in H-Net Reviews, 2010. Full Text

I.S. MacLaren, ed. Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park: Studies in Two Centuries of Human History in the Upper Athabasca River Watershed. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2007 reviewed in Journal of the West 48 (3) 2009: 90-91.

Terrence Young. Building San Francisco’s Parks, 1850-1930. Balitmore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004 reviewed in H-Net Reviews, 2009. Full Text

Lawrence M. Lipin. Workers and the Wild: Conservation, Consumerism, and Labor in Oregon, 1910-1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007 reviewed in Left History 13 (1) 2008: 164-166. Full Text

Tina Loo. States of Nature: Conserving Canada’s Wildlife in the Twentieth Century. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006 reviewed in Journal of the West 47 (1) 2008: 115.

Matthew D. Evenden. Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004 reviewed in Historical Geography 35 2007: 288-290. Full Text

Jean Barman. Stanley Park‘s Secret: The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch and Brockton Point. Vancouver: Harbour, 2005 reviewed in BC Studies (148) 2006: 113-115. Full Text

Fred T. Witzig. Voyageurs National Park: The Battle to Create Minnesota’s National Park. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004 reviewed in Environmental History 10 (1) 2005: 133-135.

Encyclopedia Articles:

“City and Suburban Parks” in The Encyclopedia of American Environmental History: Volume I. Editor, Kathleen A. Brosnan. New York: Facts on Files, 2010.

“African-American Settlements in Upper Canada/Canada West” in Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, Editor, Carol Boyce-Davies (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2008) pg. 247.

“Mitchell Hepburn” in The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II. Vol. 2. Editor, James Ciment, Contributing Editor, Thaddeus Russell (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2007) pgs. 615-617.

“Archibald Morrison Carmichael” (pg. 42), “Oliver Robert Gould” (pg. 91), “Andrew Knox” (pg. 123-124) in Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present. Series Editor, Brian Mlazgar, Volume Editor, Brett Quiring (Regina: University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center, 2004).