Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Muriel Elizabeth Aitken

M.A. Candidate
Canadian History



B.A.H. History, Queen’s University


I completed my Bachelor of Arts, Honors degree in 2015 at Queen’s University, majoring in History. As a Scottish Gaelic speaker and singer my field of interest is diaspora, and the ways in which culture, language, music and tradition are passed down from generation to generation, often creating new hybrids of identity. I am also interested in chain migration, and cultural distinctiveness, specifically Highland identity in Glengarry County, Ontario. I will be completing my M.A. under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey McNairn.