Canadian Left, North American Religion
BA (Honours History), University of Winnipeg, 2010
MA (History), Queen's University, 2011
My broad research interests are in North American social, cultural and political history. More specifically I'm interested in political and religious dissident movements, from religious pacifism in the War of 1812 to the "godless Communists" of the 1930s. My dissertation, supervised by Dr. Ian McKay, will examine crises of belief and unbelief in Canada from 1920-1940, with a special focus on popular atheism and anti-clericalism.
"'Something Dead Under the House': Management Conflict in the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1930s," Manitoba History 65 (Winter 2011), 2-12.
"'Canada's Only Professional Atheist': A Victorian Rationalist Encounters the Twentieth Century", Presented at the McGill-Queen's Graduate Student Conference, March 2-4, 2012 in Montreal.
2010: SSHRC Master's Scholarship
2010: Lower Graduate Fellowship in Canadian History
2010: Queen's University Tri-Council Award
2011-2014: SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship
2011: Queen's University Tri-Council Award