B.A. (Carleton University); B.Ed. (University of Ottawa); M.A. (Carleton University)
After making a daring escape from the backwoods of Canada, I found myself in Ottawa. In my time at Carleton University and University of Ottawa I developed an interest in political end economic history and education studies. At the M.A. level the interest in political and economic history culminated in my M.A. thesis "The Greater Half of the Continent: Conetinentalism and the Canadian State in Ontario, 1878-1896," a study of the political and economic culture of the late-nineteenth century continentalist movement, its demise, and significance for developing Canadian nationalisms. My present work has grown out of an increasing fascination with gender, race and childhood. In this vein my proposed dissertation topic will look at the history of toys, their consumption, and the making of the culture of childhood in Canada in the twentieth century.
Along with my academic pursuits, I have continued to work as an Occasional Teacher with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant.