Alison R. Marshall is a Full Professor of Religion at Brandon University, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg. She's also a former board member of the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre. A China specialist, Marshall researches the areas of Chinese Canadian history, gender, religion and diversity.
Dr. Marshall is the author of The Way of the Bachelor: Early Chinese Settlement in Manitoba (UBC press 2011) and Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada (UBC press 2014).
Marshall currently leads research projects investigating the history of racism from the coast to Ontario up to 1960 (with Pauline Greenhill, UofW, as coinvestigator), and global Asian political, religious and cultural networks. Most recently, she has been researching and writing about multiculturalism policy, diversity and the politics of “welcome” in related academic, governmental and societal initiatives.
Today, Brandon, Manitoba has one of the fastest growing newcomer populations in the country.
In 2002, Dr. Marshall directed the Brandon University Labyrinth of Peace Project, a multi-year community, educational and research program to promote religious tolerance and peace and raise awareness about the history of First Nations peoples and newcomers in Western Manitoba.