Office: Macintosh-Corry Hall E321
BA Honours: University of Calgary
MA: Queen's University
I study the nineteenth century British Empire in Egypt and India. Specifically, I am interested in the mechanisms of imperial science and the formulation of colonial environmental policy. My dissertation, entitled "Engineering the Empire: Water Management and British Imperial Engineers," focuses on imperial irrigation science, water control, and governance in Egypt, 1882-1926.
Major Field: British Imperial History
Minor Fields: Twentieth Century European History, Irish History, Military History
Conference Presentations: " 'Mad, Married, or Methodist,': Military Leadership in the Royal Engineering Corps, 1858-1914," 22nd Annual Military History Colloquium, May 5-7 2011, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
"Military Irrigation Engineering in Colonial India: Colonial Knowledge, Science, and the Royal Engineering Corps." 16th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, March 4-5 2010, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
"Politics and 'Civilization': the 1894 Debate Surrounding the Construction of the Aswan Dam" 15th Annual Tri-University Annual History Conference. "Imperialisms: New and Old," November 15 2008 Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.
"British Perceptions of the Egyptian fellahin: Images and Policy." McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History (4th Annual), March 14-16 2008, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
"Irish Soldiers in India: Perspectives on the Nineteenth Century British Empire." McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History (3rd Annual), March 16-18 2007 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Courses Taught: History 322: War and Modern Society (F-W 2011-2012)