Post-Doctoral Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2010
MA, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2004
BA Honours, Trent University, 2000
My current research draws together the fields of Canadian military history, public history, and social memory. My research explores a series of case studies of popular media and public history representations of the First and Second World Wars in Canada, from 1960 to present, and examines how these portrayals have contributed to the development of Canadian nationalism. While the two world wars that are at the root of the project predate this period of study, the public history initiatives and various forms of popular media dealing with these events become more prevalent in these years. This is not a study of the events themselves, but a study of the social memory of the events.
Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Marital in the Great War(Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).
"The Sum of Such Actions: Investigating Mass Rapes in Bosnia-Herzegovina through a Case Study of Foca," Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century, ed. Dagmar Herzog (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009): 261-283.
"Simon Wiesenthal," Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment, ed. Jonathan F. Vance (Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing, 2006): 444.
"A Participant's History?: The CBC and the Manipulation of Oral History," Oral History Review 38.2 (Fall-Winter 2011): 331-348.
"Arbitrary Justice?: A Comparative Analysis of Death Sentences Passed and Death Sentences Commuted During the First World War," Canadian Military History 16.1 (Winter 2007): 23-36.
100 Years: The Rockefeller Foundation. http://rockefeller100.org/ (launched February 2013).
Canada and the First World War. Online exhibition of the Canadian War Museum,
www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/guerre/home-e.aspx (launched June 2008).
Review of 'Canada in the First World War: Essays in Honour of Robert Craig Brown,' Book Review Supplement to Canadian Military History 19 (Spring 2007): 4.
"Remembering the Great War in Canada: Transformations and Divisions." To be presented at British Empire and the Great War: Colonial Societies/Cultural Responses, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, February 2014.
"Accessing New Audiences: Public History in the Digital Age." Presented at the Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Waterloo, Canada, May 2012.
"'The Situation Demands High Explosives': Discipline and Authority in the First World War." Presented at the Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Ottawa, Canada, May 2009.
"A Participant's History? The CBC and the Making of In Flanders Fields." Presented at Military and Oral History Conference: Between Memory and History, Victoria, Canada, February 2008.
"The Sum of Such Actions: Investigating Mass Rapes in Bosnia-Herzegovina through a Case Study of Foca. Presented at War and Sexuality in 20th Century Europe at the Centre for European Conflict and Identity History, Esbjerg, Denmark, July 2006.
"Politics and Memory: the Pardons Campaigns and the Collective Memory of the First World War." Presented at the 17th Annual Military History Colloquium, London, Canada, May 2006.
"Arbitrary Justice?: A Comparative Analysis of Death Sentences Passed and Death Sentences Commuted During the First World War." Presented at the Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, London, Canada, May 2005.