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Eryk Martin BA (UVIC), MA (UVIC), PhD (SFU)
A settler born and raised in Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish territories, I received my PhD from Simon Fraser University in 2016. At present, I’m working on a history of anarchist activism in Vancouver. This book manuscript, Black Flags Rising: Anarchism, Activism, and the Vancouver Five, 1967-1984, focuses on anarchist political projects in order to explore the transformation of revolutionary politics and culture in the late twentieth century, both in Canada and abroad. This research is nested within my broader interest in the popular and political culture of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including drug culture, punk and heavy metal, feminist science fiction, and Cold War action movies. I bring these, and other media (including comic books) into my teaching at KPU, where I teach courses on the history of Canada, gender and race, and activism. In addition to my position at KPU, I am also an Associate of the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University.