M.A. Queen's University, 2010
B.A. (Honours), University of Guelph, 2009
I am a graduate of the University of Guelph where I completed my BA with a major in history and a minor in English. A recent graduate of the Queen's MA program, I am excited to be continuing my studies at Queen's as a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Brison.
Expanding upon my MA work, my research will draw upon my broad interests in Canadian nationalism, consumerism, and popular culture in the twentieth century. Specifically, I will focus on the Canadian fight for cultural sovereignty that defined post-WWII cultural relations between Canada and the United States. I am especially interested in the ways in which this unique brand of cultural nationalism was played out through seemingly insignificant consumer and popular culture items such as dolls.