Nineteenth-Century North America, State and Civil Society, Gender
M. A. Queen's University, 2011
B. A. (First Class Honours with Distinction) Mount Allison University, 2010
A native of Ottawa, I completed my B.A. at Mount A. in Sackville, New Brunswick (history honours with a minor in geography). I then began a Master's degree at Queen's. I completed my cognate essay under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey McNairn focusing on loyalty celebrations in nineteenth-century Kingston. I am happy to be able to continue my studies at Queen's at the doctoral level.
I'm especially interested in Canadian history, in particular colonial Canada under the British Regime. My specialization is in fraternalism and gender in nineteenth-century British North America. Building on work from my undergraduate and graduate studies, my doctoral research focuses on the relationship between violence, voluntary associations, and the state using as case studies the militia and three secret societies that used violence for political ends - the Patriot Hunters, the Frères Chasseurs, and the Fenian Brotherhood.
"Geographic Borders and Gendered Boundaries: Borderlands, Masculinity, and Political Violence on the 'Canada'-U.S. Frontier, 1837-1841," Third Annual International Graduate Historical Studies Conference, April 13-14, 2012, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
"Transatlantic Fêtes, Local Politics: Public Demonstrations of Loyalty in Kingston Upper Canada, 1820-1844," Ninth Annual McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History, March 2-4, 2012, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
Fall: HIST 216; Civil War and Reconstruction
Winter: HIST 209; Introduction to Themes in Canadian History II
Winter: HIST 261; History of Acadia 1604 to Today
Fall: HIST 287; Early Modern England
Winter: HIST 20; Europe, 1572-1815