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Dr. C. Nathan Hatton

Phone Number: 
+1 807-343-8010ext. 8475
Office Location: 
Ryan Building 3013
Academic Qualifications: 
  • PhD in History, University of Waterloo
  • MA in History, Lakehead University
  • BEd, University of Ottawa
  • BA Honours in History, Wilfrid Laurier University
Date joined Lakehead: 
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • Director of Programming and Community Liaison, Finnish Labour Temple (National Historic Site)
  • Secondary School Teacher (full-time), St. Basil's Roman Catholic School, White River, Ontario
Research Interests: 

Dr. Hatton is an award winning historian, whose published work interrogates the deeper personal, social, and cultural meanings attached to sport for both participants and spectators in Canadian society.  As both an author and filmmaker, his research endeavours have been funded by the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, Sport Canada, and the Ontario Arts Council.  Committed to the field of public history, Dr. Hatton has worked as the on-site director for the Finnish Labour Temple, a National Historic Site, and as a historical consultant for films.  He continues to focus on public engagement through multiple media, with the goal of making history accessible and relevant for all. Dr. Hatton’s current projects include an examination of public discourse around injuries in combat sports, and a documentary focused on veterans living with PTSD.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Hatton coaches submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and incorporates the history of the sport, its techniques, and its strategies, into his instruction.