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Lilli Carson joined Maurice Law as a researcher in September 2013. Lilli is the Research Director at Maurice Law, and has completed archival research in aboriginal history in numerous government and other institutes across Canada, including the Glenbow Museum, the Provincial Archives of Alberta, and Library and Archives Canada. Lilli has experience collecting, handling, and managing archival documents, and is well practiced in the writing of historical reports and in deducing the historical relevance of primary documents within the current social and legal context.
Lilli has held numerous academic research positions as a research assistant in the History, Women’s Studies and Kinesiology departments at the University of Lethbridge. Lilli first gained experience conducting research in aboriginal history when she completed a project on Southern Alberta residential schools as a volunteer for the Alexander Galt Museum and Archives. Lilli then completed an eight-month co-op work term at the Litigation Management and Resolution Branch for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada where she gained research experience related to historical and current Aboriginal litigation issues. Subsequently, she held a position with Smith Research which specialized in land claims and litigation research and support for government departments and First Nations involved in legal actions. At Smith Research, Lilli also honed her skills in document management and document processing.
Community Engagement & Presentations
• “Feminist Borders and Boundaries of Southern Alberta”: Annual Conference of Women’s and Gender Studies
• “Let the Record Show: Memory and Gendered Identities of Nationhood in the CBC Digital Archival Collection Love and War: Canadian War Brides”: Meeting of the Minds – University of Lethbridge Scholarship without Boundaries – University of Calgary
• “The Bible Belt: Sexual Subjectivities, the Disavowal of Sexual Identity, and ‘Bad Lesbianism’ in Southern Alberta”: “What is LGBT(Q) History and Where do We Stand?” Postgraduate Conference – University of London
• “The Dangers and Benefits of Student Produced Museum Exhibitions”: Alberta Museums Association Conference – “It’s About Time” – Red Deer Alberta
• “The Contested Space of Women’s Sport: An Analysis of Canadian Inter-University Sport (CIS) Female Athletes”: Annual Alberta Round-Table for the Socio-Cultural Study of Sport and Physical Activity – University of Lethbridge.
Education & Professional Memberships
• M.A. History (University of Lethbridge, 2014)
• B.A. History (University of Lethbridge, 2012)
• Canadian Historical Association
• Canadian Women Studies Association