Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Kyle Hammer

Ph.D. Candidate

History of Post-Confederation Canada, 20th Century United States, Race and Space





M.A. Queen's University, 2015
B.Ed. Queen's University, 2014
BAH in History, Queen's University, 2013


Kyle Hammer is researching the history of urban change in Halifax following the First World War. Under the supervision of Dr. Barrington Walker, Kyle’s work aims to understand how identities and statuses are reproduced and entrenched through spatial patterns.

Kyle’s M.A. research focused on suburbanization in postwar Los Angeles.


“Meritocratic Space: The Suburb and Whiteness during the Cold War,” 12th Annual McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History. Queen’s University, Kingston, 2015

Other Publications

“Developing Historical Thinkers in the 21st Century,” Queen’s Education Library (April 2014): View the publication

Awards and Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

2016 - Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Fellowship

2015 - The Alfred Bader Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities

2015 - Queen’s Graduate Award

2014 - Lower Fellowship in Canadian History