Honours B.A, History and Political Science (University of Toronto)
M.A, History (York University)
My research interests broadly include the nature and development of Canadian multiculturalism, critical race theory, cultural history and postcolonial history/theory.
My dissertation project examines English Canada's relationship to empire, focusing in particular on Canada's changing roles in the British Caribbean with specific reference to Jamaica. My research also aims to extend critical historiography on Canadian/Caribbean relations to consider symbolic representations of the exotic and racialized "other," not only in tourism promotion but in the advancement of Canadian trade and diplomatic interests and in the re-creation of Caribbean forms in such fora as Expo '67 and Toronto's Caribana Festival.