Cynthia E. Milton

Cynthia E. Milton

Associate Vice-President Research, University of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Dr. Milton holds an Honours BA in History and Political Science from McGill University, an MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Milton joined the University of Victoria (UVic) in September 2020 as the Associate Vice-President Research, with an academic appointment in the Department of History.

Prior to joining UVic, Dr. Milton was a Full Professor in the Department of History, Co-Director of the Montréal Centre for International Studies, Director of the International Studies Graduate Program, and a two-term Canada Research Chair in Latin American History at the Université de Montréal. Major honours include a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship (2019-2020), an Experienced Researcher Fellowship with the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation of Germany (2011-2012), and a Fernand Braudel Fellowship from the European University Institute in Italy (2016). She was the President of the the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada from 2016 to 2018.

Dr. Milton’s interdisciplinary research studies inclusive modes of truth-telling, transitional justice, memory, and cultural interventions in the construction of historical narratives after state violence. In her academic networking, she is concerned with the science-society disconnect in our dramatically changing world and the need for the humanities, arts, and social sciences in the diffusion of knowledge.