Mary Anne Poutanen is a social historian, part-time faculty in the Department of History at Concordia and in Quebec Studies at McGill University. She is also research coordinator for the Montreal History Group at McGill. She completed her Phd at the Université de Montréal. Her research interests include criminal justice, gender, Protestant schooling, and the history of ethnicity in Montreal. She is the co-author of an award-winning book, A Meeting of the People: School Boards and Protestant Communities in Quebec, 1801-1998.