Christopher Petrakos - At the Felix Pedro Monument, Fairbanks, Alaska

Christopher Petrakos

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream Historical Studies - History
Office Location:
MN 4296
Office Hours:
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3359 Mississauga Road, Maanjiwe nendamowinan, 4th floor
Mississauga , Ontario
L5L 1C6

Dr. Christopher Petrakos is an assistant professor, teaching stream, at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Dr. Petrakos has taught and researched in the areas of borderlands history, early modern, and modern British history. His articles have appeared in the American Review of Canadian Studiesthe 49th Parallel (forthcoming), Anglican and Episcopal Historythe Journal of Early Modern Culture, and the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies.

Dr. Petrakos’ most recent research focuses on what he calls the “Klondike borderlands,” the vast goldfields, trading posts, and Christian missions straddling the 141st Meridian West, the boundary separating Alaska and the Yukon. This research project has taken him to conferences, libraries, and archives all over Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. His current project centers on the Bishop of Selkirk, William Carpenter Bompas and his ministry among First Nations and Inuit in the second half of the nineteenth century. 

Dr. Petrakos has taught over two dozen different courses in history since he began teaching in 2009. His teaching is student centered, and his courses emphasize active and experiential learning. He is a regular liaison for the Historical Studies Student Association and the Editor-in-Chief of Prandium: The Journal of Historical Studies. Students interested in independent studies or ROPs in any area of early modern or modern history are welcome to contact him.

For the 2018-2019 year Dr. Petrakos is on sabbatical.

He can be contacted at