Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

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Ph.D. Candidate
18th and 19th century Britain and the Empire,
Modern Europe, Atlantic World


Phone: 613-533-2150
Fax: 613-533-6298



BA - University of Toronto
MA - York University


I specialize in 18th and 19th century British history. My research interests include history of public finance, state formation, military financing, investment and speculation, and market regulation. Sandra den Otter and Jeffrey Collins are co-supervising my dissertation.

Conference Presentations

“Monopoly and Inequality in the Early London Stock Market: state lottery tickets and the decline of the ‘small-cap‘ market, 1689-1702”, Business History Conference, Miami, Florida, June 2015. 

"Central Defense Funding and the United States Lottery, 1776 - 1782", Works-in-Progress Series, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, April 2014.

"Voluntary Civic Energy and State Security in Eighteenth Century Political Thought", 39th Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Galveston, Texas, February 2014.

"Acts of War: Emulation and Annuity Fraud in the Old Bailey Proceedings, 1757-1800", Panoramas and Prospects: the 37th Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth- Century Studies, Asheville, North Carolina, February 2012.

"Geneva: Property, Labour, Crime and Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain", New Frontiers, York University Graduate History Conference, February 2011.