Jonathan Hildebrand is a PhD student in History at the University of Manitoba. With a background in History and in Urban Planning, he is currently pursuing research interests in environmental history, immigration, cultural history, and Indigenous-settler issues.
His doctoral research includes a focus on waterways and Mennonite settlement in the 'West Reserve' area of southern Manitoba.
Melanie is a queer white Mennonite settler living on traditional Indigenous lands known as Manitou-Ahbee. She completed her PhD in Theology in 2019 at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the neglect of sexual and colonial violence in primarily white settler Mennonite theologies and communities. Melanie specializes in Mennonite feminist theologies, Christian ethics, trauma theory, and critical social theories.
Her Plett Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship is on the topic of sexual violence among Kanadier, General Conference, and EMC Mennonites in Manitoba.