Dr. Clare Haru Crowston, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia
Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Crowston served as the Associate Dean for the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has demonstrated her commitment to academic and research excellence through innovative curriculum development, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and faculty development, as well as promoting and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and Indigenous engagement. Her research interests lie in the early modern history of women and gender, and of working people in early modern France. She has authored the books Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France (2013) and Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 (2001); the latter was awarded the Berkshire Prize for the best first book in history by a woman in North America and the Hagley Prize in business history.