Vincent Auffrey

PhD Candidate


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Social History of Medicine, History of Eugenics, History of Canada


Vincent F. Auffrey completed a BA in History at the Université de Moncton, in New Brunswick, and an MA in the History of Science at the IHPST. He is now pursuing his PhD at the Institute. His focus is set primarily on the social history of medicine and the history of eugenics in Canada. Secondary interests include the histories of scientific racism and of anatomy, and the interplay between knowledge and power. Vincent has also worked on the history of Atlantic Canada, especially with regard to Acadian history.

Recent Publications:

Auffrey, Vincent. ““Une plus brillante moisson de citoyens sains et robustes”: Eugenic Discourses in French Canada (1902–10).” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine 37, no. 2 (2020): 395-426.

Kennedy, Gregory and Vincent Auffrey. “A French Huguenot’s Career as a British Colonial Administrator in Acadie/Nova Scotia/Mi’gma’ki, 1710-1750.” In French Connections: Cultural Mobility in North America and the Atlantic World, 1600-1875, edited by Robert Englebert and Andrew N. Wegmann, 97-123. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2020.